CARNARVON FAMILY SUPPORT
756. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Leader of the House
representing the Minister for Community Services:
I refer to the Carnarvon Family
Support Service and the cessation of equal remuneration order supplementation
funding after 2021.
(1) Can the
minister confirm that state government funding to the tune of $54 834.24 will
be cut from the budget of the Carnarvon Family Support Service from 2021–22?
(2) Does the
minister accept that the cessation of this funding and resulting service cuts
will have large and wide-reaching impacts on the community in Carnarvon?
(3) Will the
minister agree to reinstate ongoing funding to the Carnarvon Family Support
Service to allow it to continue the good work that it does in the community?
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(3) The premise of the question is incorrect. The funding
referred to is commonwealth funding and relates to the Social and
Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012, which is due to cease
on 30 June 2021. The intent of the funding is to supplement commonwealth
government–funded contracts—this includes joint state and
commonwealth contracts—to help meet any cost implications of the 2012
Fair Work Commission's equal remuneration order. The continuation of
this funding is a matter for the commonwealth government to consider, and
negotiations between the state and the commonwealth are progressing.