Page 237 - Week 01 - Thursday, 16 February 2006

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Universities admission index

MS GALLAGHER: Yesterday in question time Dr Foskey asked me a question about the universities admission index, and specifically about a table. I indicated in my answer that the table was not publicly available.

Just to clarify that answer. I am advised that the Universities Admissions Centre intends to make available a table that converts the tertiary entrance rank to the universities admissions index. The table is not readily available but can be obtained on request from the New South Wales Technical Scaling Committee. There is a partial table available through the New South Wales University Admissions Centre website.

Quamby Youth Centre

MS GALLAGHER: On 14 December 2005, Mrs Burke asked a question of Mr Stanhope as Acting Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support about the capital works program at Quamby. The response is that $1.1 million has been spent prior to this financial year. Since September 2005 further expenditure has been undertaken. The new transportable unit is now operational, and the cost of purchasing, transporting and reinstalling the transportable was $1.77 million.

In addition, a further $800,000 has been spent on minor new works for Quamby to improve the amenity of the facility for young people and address issues raised by the Human Rights Commissioner. The majority of the recommendations of the Human Rights Commissioner that can be addressed, given the physical constraints of the existing facility, have now been completed. Of the remnant $900,000 from the original budget allocation, $500,000 is programmed to be spent by the end of this financial year, with the remaining funds to be used for minor new works at the existing centre until the opening of the new youth detention centre in 2008.


Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

ACT Criminal Justice Statistical Profile—September quarter 2005.

Cultural Facilities Corporation

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Cultural Facilities Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 29 (3)—Cultural Facilities Corporation—Quarterly Report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2005.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

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