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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 250 ..


(4) There are currently 14.87 full-time equivalent (15 head count) employed in the Office for Disability.

(5) The number of Office for Disability staff currently employed and their work classifications are outlined in the following table:

Classification

FTE

CE1.4

1

SOG A

2

SOG C

5.87

ASO6

4

ASO4

1

ASO1

1

14.87

Of these staff: 14 full time; 1 part time; 10 permanent and 5 temporary officers.

(6) The Office for Disability has not received any complaints regarding its functions for each of the past four years to the date this question on notice was published.


Disability services—research and development(Question No 67)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) In accordance with the Disability Services Act 1991, what activities has the Minister (or past relevant Minister) approved as a ‘research and development activity’.

(2) What criteria and considerations must be met for ministerial approval to be given.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) There have been no research or development activities approved and listed on the legislation register under section 9 of the Disability Services Act 1991.

(2) Beyond the definition of ‘research and development activity’ in the dictionary of the Act and existing guidelines for undertaking research set by the National Health and Medical Research Council, no further guidelines or criteria have been established for approval.


Disability services—government support(Question No 68)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) Can the Minister provide a complete list of businesses and organisations relating to disability in the ACT as an attachment to the answer to this question on notice.

(2) Which of the groups mentioned in part (1) receive support from the ACT Government and what has been the nature of that support


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