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respond to the needs of children and young people with complex needs, including those with autism. We will be going out to the community sector to find the best providers of these new services and I look forward to the first of the new services being opened at the beginning of term in 2012. The package of services provides a range of after-school hours and vacation care across the ACT at a cost of $335,000 per annum.

The places comprise 10 after-school places based at Black Mountain school from February 2012 and 10 holiday places at Black Mountain school as well in the first holiday period after the beginning of term, 10 after-school places in an inclusive community venue such as a youth centre in Belconnen, 10 after-school places in Belconnen and 10 holiday places at Malkara for primary students and 10 holiday places at Cranleigh for primary students as well. In addition to these programs, I have asked the directorate to review resources available to enhance vacation care in the Tuggeranong area.

I look forward to visiting these new services as they are established as they will provide age-appropriate and meaningful activities for our young people and teens with a disability. I commend the report to members.


Ms Burch presented the following paper:

Cultural Facilities Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 15(2)—Cultural Facilities Corporation—Quarterly report 2010-2011—Fourth quarter (1 April to 30 June 2011).

ACT prevention of violence against women and children strategy 2011-17

Paper and statement by minister

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Our responsibility—Ending violence against women and children—ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy 2011-2017.

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

Leave granted.

MS BURCH: It is my pleasure to table the ACT prevention of violence against women and children strategy 2011-17, Our responsibility: ending violence against women and children.

On 4 January this year, the former Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, endorsed the National plan to reduce violence against women and their children for 2010-22, with

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