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(4) What is the FTE staff projection for June 2008;

(5) What is the designation and classification of all staff employed by ACTPLA (a) by functional area as outlined in part (1) and (b) identified as (i) permanent full time, (ii) permanent part time, (iii) temporary full time and (iv) temporary part time;

(6) What is the staffing plan for those positions identified in part (1) that are currently vacant.

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

(1), (2) and (3) The answers to the Member’s questions can be viewed in the organisation’s Annual Report to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly on 25 September 2007.

(4) As stated in the Budget Papers 2007-2008 the full time equivalent (FTE) staff projection for June 2008 is 258.

(5) The designation and classification of all staff employed in ACTPLA is summarised in the form requested in the table at Annexure A.

(6) Vacant positions are reviewed for currency in terms of level, responsibilities and placement within the organisational structure. They are then advertised and filled in as timely a manner as possible.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Schools—environmental building codes
(Question No 1671)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 28 August 2007:

(1) Could the Minister provide the environmental building codes or guidelines which are being used for the whole of building approach to design in upgrading existing facilities and building new facilities;

(2) Does this environmentally aware design incorporate best practice in terms of reduction in toxins, especially with regard to use of paints, flooring and building materials, which can have a detrimental effect on children’s development and behaviour;

(3) Is the Minister considering installing solar systems onto school buildings to provide enough energy for the schools’ needs as well as potentially feeding back into the grid;

(4) Is it the Minister’s intention to install wireless internet technology throughout schools in the ACT;

(5) Is the Minister aware (a) of the possible detrimental health effects of wireless internet, particularly at primary school and pre-school level, (b) that some reports show that some school wi-fi routers emit up to three times the electro-magnetic radiation levels of mobile phone tower pads and (c) that the Teachers’ Union in the United Kingdom is calling for a ban on wi-fi in schools.

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