Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 865 ..
QUESTION NUMBER 152
What was the basis of the changes to the management of Family Services; (a) was it simply to reduce expenditure; (b) was it based on a review; if so (c) who undertook it.
MR STEFANIAK - The answer to Ms McRae's question is:
(a) The basis for the proposed changes was not to reduce expenditure.
(b) The new Children's, Youth and Family Services Bureau has been considering the most effective way to coordinate its services and to use its resources to support service delivery as part of a departmental wide process to promote integration of services to children, youth and families. In so doing, the Bureau is taking a hard look at all its positions which do not provide direct services.
(c) The Chief Executive initiated this process as a part of the integration of the Children's, Youth and Family Services Bureau into the ACT Department of Education and Training and Children's, Youth and Family Services Bureau. A proposal is currently with staff for consultation.