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(2) The school census was made available on the ACT Department of Education and Training website on Wednesday 1 April 2009.

Women—action plan
(Question No 147)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Women, upon notice, on 31 March 2009:

(1) In relation to the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services 2007-08 annual report, are the Annual Action Plans being continually developed each year to monitor progress, in continuing the development and monitoring of the ACT Women’s Plan.

(2) What goals were outlined in the 2007-08 Annual Action Plan and what were the outcomes against those goals.

(3) Is there a 2008-09 Annual Action Plan; if so, what are its goals; if not, why not and how will the ACT Women’s Plan be monitored and measured for success during 2008-09.

(4) Are the number of women on the ACT Women’s Register increasing and by what criteria may they be admitted to the Register.

(5) If the numbers outlined in part (4) are increasing, what are they.

(6) Has the development of the Women’s Leadership and Representation Strategy been finished; if so, what are its goals and how will achievement of the goals be measured; if not, what is its current status.

(7) Has the sector-led review of the “any door is the right door” process started; if so, when will it be completed and what has been found so far; if not, when will it start.

(8) What was the full-time equivalent staffing level for the Office for Women in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09 to date and what are the reasons for any changes.

(9) How many people comprise the Inter Departmental Committee (IDC) which monitors the Annual Action Plan.

(10) What departments are represented on the IDC and how are the members selected.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Progress on the ACT Women’s Plan is monitored through agency reporting in annual reports.

(2) Each agency’s goals and outcomes are reported in annual reports under the six key objectives of the ACT Women’s Plan. For the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, outcomes against the Women’s Plan in 2007-8 included:

• The establishment of the Audrey Fagan Scholarships Program;

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