Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 866 ..
MS McRAE - asked the Minister for Housing and Family Services on notice on 21 February 1996
What was (a) the level of cuts to the budget of Family Services; (b) why was it imposed and (c) what positions and/or services are going to be cut to enable the cuts to be made.
MR STEFANIAK - The answer to Ms McRae's question is:
(a) There will be no cuts to direct services to Family Service clients as a result of the proposal.
(b) The reasons for the proposed changes are outlined in the response to Question Number 152.
(c) The proposed changes will largely affect the Family Services' Policy and Administration Unit resulting in a redirection of some services from policy and administration to direct service. In the proposal, Family Services and the other Bureau functions (Children's and Youth) will be supported by a new service planning and development unit. This unit will undertake the functions currently provided to Family Services as well as the strategic planning and service support necessary to provide integrated and innovative approaches to children, young people and their families.