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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1526 ..


Disability services—National Disability Insurance Scheme(Question No 159)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) In relation to NDIS-registered behaviour support practitioners, how many practitioners in the ACT have submitted a positive behaviour support plan to the Senior Practitioner during the year 2019–20.

(2) How many positive behaviour support plans have been received by the Senior Practitioner for the year 2019–20.

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

(1) A total of 38 behaviour support practitioners submitted behaviour support plans to the Senior Practitioner during the year 2019-20. In 2019, the NDIS allowed unregistered practitioners to write plans. NDIS registration is a matter between the NDIA and the practitioner. The Senior Practitioner does not have exact data on how many submitting practitioners were NDIS registered.

(2) A total of 86 positive behaviour support plans were received by the Senior Practitioner for the year 2019-20.


Trees—removal(Question No 164)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) When did the ACT Government first become aware of a property-damaging tree on the front yard of 36 Slessor Crescent, McKellar.

(2) Did a resident on Slessor Crescent request the Government to cut down this tree; if so, what reasons were stated by the resident for the removal of this tree.

(3) Were any of these reasons accepted by the ACT Government as grounds for removing this tree.

(4) Why did the ACT Government agree to remove this tree.

(5) Was there any cost to the resident on 36 Slessor Crescent for the removal of this tree.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) 16 November 2017.

(2) The resident at 36 Slessor Crescent, McKellar submitted a claim for property damage caused by a street tree adjacent to the resident’s property. Claimed property damage included: damage to a retaining wall, letter box, concrete pavement and blocked sewer within the lease boundary.


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