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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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F a m ily , Y ou th a n d C h ild ren s S e rv ice s P rogram U nder the new s tru c tu re w ithin the D epartm en t of H ealth an d C om m unity Services. W elfare Office m anagers have been designated as Fam ily. Y outh and C hildren 's Services m anagers an d th e ir responsib ilities now extend to all services w ithin th e program . The enab ling legislation for th e program is the Com m unity W elfare Act, an d o th er legislation rela ting to adoption an d th e g u a rd ian sh ip of children. Services are provided e ither directly or th rough the provision of g ran ts to com m unity o rganisations. M onitoring and licensing of child day care cen tres is included w ithin the program . C h ild C are National Child Care Strategy The C om m onw ealth h a s offered to jo in tly fund an expansion of c u rre n t p laces by five h u n d red over a th ree year period. N egotiations w ith the N orthern T erritory G overnm ent on the proposed program have now been finalised w ith the N orthern Territory achieving the following: E xpansion of funded child care available in the N orthern T erritory from 2721 to 3271 places. Of these new places, one h u n d red are allocated for family day care: one h u n d re d cen tre based care; and th ree h u n d red for ou tside school h o u rs care. E xpansion w ithin each of these service types recognises th a t p a re n ts have different needs an d th a t care services for school age ch ild ren are in u n d e r supply. C om m onw ealth child care a ss is tan ce will be available for p a re n ts u sin g these services.