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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5332 ..

people with disabilities and their carers. Services include in-home and host family respite, and centre based day care. Centre based respite is usually combined with structured social support or activities to maintain functional capacity of the person being cared for.

The ACT Government also announced an additional $1 million per annum for respite care in the 2002-2003 Budget, and is using the Sustaining Caring Relationships: Final Report of the Met and Unmet Needs in Respite Care Report (the Respite Report) to guide the process for the allocation of the Respite Care Budget Initiative.

In 2002-2003 this funding was used to support a range of pilot and innovative respite care activities covering:

Flexible Family Support pilots ($450,000 per annum);

Additional family support respite packages ($100,000 per annum);

Home from Home pilot ($20,000);

Reduction of fragmentation in respite service provision ($150,000 per annum);

Carers of People with a Mental Illness ($100,000 per annum);

Mental Health respite care ($105,000 per annum); and

The Respite Report ($75,000).

Allocation of the funding for 2003-2004 will build on the results of the 2002-2003 pilot projects.

Flag use

(Question No 1140)

Mrs Dunne asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 27 November 2003

In relation to the ACT flag:

(1) What are the rules and/or regulations governing who can use the ACT flag to promote the Territory,

(2) Can members of the public obtain an ACT flag;

(3) If yes to (2) how and at what cost. If no to (2) why not;

(4) Does the ACT promote its flag on material sold at tourist stores;

(5) If yes to (4) on what sort of material. If no to (4) why not.

Mr Stanhope

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There is no restriction in using the ACT flag to promote the Territory, as long as the image is respected and is not modified or defaced in any way.

(2) Each request to the Chief Minister for an ACT flag is looked at on a case by case basis with flags either being donated by the Chief Minister or loaned to organisations and/or sporting groups for use on specific occasions. Flags can also be purchased.

(3) Members of the public or organisations are able to purchase an ACT Flag ranging in cost from $65.00 to $140.00 for a standard screen printed flag. They can be purchased from

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