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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 7 August 2008) . . Page.. 3161 ..

Specific prices will apply for 12 months over the financial year 1 July to 30 June.

The charge should reflect cost of supply and be commercially based so as to ensure the price covers the economic cost of supply.

There should be a medium term pricing arrangement to establish a pricing framework for a set period.

This price arrangement will be tailored where practicable to the period covered by any ICRC price determination for ACTEW, where the timing of any determination so allows.

As a starting basis for price negotiation, annual price changes to the Queanbeyan City Council will acknowledge any allowed price change in the ACT.

Prices and price structure should be set on user pays basis so as to give appropriate price signals to the Queanbeyan City Council, and should reward changes in consumer behaviour that involve more efficient water use.

The price structure should be designed to reflect any specific needs of the Queanbeyan City Council where this is consistent with the agreed principles on cost reflectiveness and efficient price signals. To this effect, a number of tariff options should be provided to the Queanbeyan City Council at each price review.

d. Price negotiations have involved Council and officers of the Queanbeyan City Council and senior executives and officers of ACTEW Corporation. Sign off of the Agreement is undertaken by the Managing Director of ACTEW Corporation and the General Manager of the Queanbeyan City Council.

Education—school chaplain program
(Question No 2129)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 3 July 2008:

(1) In relation to the Federal Government’s school chaplain program and the inclusion of these positions in the ACT, what is the number of chaplain positions in ACT (a) government and (b) non-government (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools;

(2) What is the identity of each school outlined in part (1);

(3) What is the total Commonwealth funding received for the program;

(4) Are there any additional costs to the Territory for the program; if so, what are they.

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

(1) The number of ACT chaplain positions according to rounds 1 and 2 grants are:

(a) 31 government chaplain positions

(b) 22 non-government chaplain positions

(i) 23 primary schools across government and non-government sectors

(ii) 18 secondary schools across government and non-government sectors including colleges

(iii) 12 alternate structured schools (e.g. K-10)

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