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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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116 Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services Interpreter and Translator Services Provide interpreter and translator services to alleviate language barriers for Territorians with English as their second language to enable fair and equitable access to government and non-government services. Key Deliverables 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Aboriginal Interpreter Service Bookings received for interpreting services 7 000 6 800 7 000 Confirmed bookings attended 93% 93% 95% Registered interpreters1 400 350 400 Community-based interpreters1 22 16 27 NAATI2 accredited interpreters 15 11 15 Aboriginal interpreter training completion rate 90% 90% 90% Interpreter and Translator Service NT Bookings received for interpreting services 4 400 4 165 5 000 Bookings received for translating services 910 800 900 Registered interpreters 160 180 200 Registered translators 75 80 90 NAATI2 accredited or recognised interpreters and translators 70 70 75 Languages covered 55 60 65 1 Registered interpreters are recruited on a casual needs basis. 2 NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. Water Safety and Animal Welfare Promote safer communities through the Water Safety Strategy and administration of the Swimming Pool Safety Act and the Animal Welfare Act. Key Deliverables 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Animal Welfare Complaints responded to within three days 90% 90% 90% Funds granted $0.2M $0.2M $0.2M Water Safety Enrolments in the Under 5 Water Safety Awareness Program 1 100 1 100 1 100 Under 5 Water Safety Awareness Program completion rate 80% 80% 80% New pool fencing inspections conducted within three weeks of application 70% 70% 70%

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