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Wednesday, 3 December 2003
Page: 23755


Mr Jenkins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 3 November 2003:

(1) What is (a) the number of community based child care centres that are located in the electoral division of Scullin, (b) the name and address of each centre, and (c) the sum of Australian Government funding that each centre received in (i) 2001-2002, (ii) 2002-2003, and (iii) 2003-2004.

(2) For each community based child care centre, what is the amount of funding paid as (a) operational subsidy, (b) special needs subsidy, (c) establishment grants, and (d) block grant assistance (transitional assistance).

(3) Which Commonwealth funded child centres located in the electorate of Scullin have been overpaid and what sum will each child care centre be asked to repay.


Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) There are 26 approved community based child care centres in the electoral division of Scullin. (b) The name and address of each approved community based child care centre in the electoral division of Scullin is listed in the table below.

SERVICE

ADDRESS

SERVICE TYPE

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY VACATION CARE - MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 8 DOREEN ROGEN WAY, SOUTH MORANG, 3752, VIC

VAC

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI (MILL PARK) VACATION CARE

SALTER HOUSE, 312 CHILDS ROAD, MILL PARK, 3082, VIC

VAC

LALOR CHILD CARE CENTRE

415 HIGH ST, LALOR, 3075, VIC

LDC

NUMDAJI KWEI CHILDREN'S CENTRE

RMIT UNIVERSITY - BUNDOORA WEST CAMPUS, MCKIMMIES ROAD, BUNDOORA, 3083, VIC

LDC

THOMASTOWN CHILD CARE CENTRE

129 EDGARS ROAD, THOMASTOWN, 3074, VIC

LDC

GREENSBOROUGH CAMPUS CHILD CARE

NORTHERN MELB INST OF TAFE, 1 CIVIC DR, GREENSBOROUGH, 3088, VIC

LDC

PLENTY VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

315 AQUEDUCT ROAD, DIAMOND CREEK, 3089, VIC

ASC

GREENSBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL COMBINED OSHC

130 GRIMSHAW ST, GREENSBOROUGH, 3088, VIC

ASC

NORRIS BANK PRIMARY SCHOOL BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAM

SETTLEMENT ROAD, BUNDOORA, 3083, VIC

BSC

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRIMARY - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRIMARY SCHOOL, 312 CHILDS ROAD, MILL PARK, 3082, VIC

ASC

GREENHILLS PRIMARY AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM

GREENHILLS PRIMARY, MINE ST, GREENSBOROUGH, 3088, VIC

ASC

NORRIS BANK AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

SETTLEMENT ROAD, BUNDOORA, 3083, VIC

ASC

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE COMBINED OSHC

ST THOMAS PRIMARY SCHOOL, 251 DIAMOND CREEK ROAD, GREENSBOROUGH, 3088, VIC

ASC

ST DAMIAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL COMBINED OSHC

ST DAMIAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, 5 SETTLEMENT ROAD, BUNDOORA, 3083, VIC

ASC

MILL PARK PRIMARY COMBINED OSHC

MILL PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL, BLAMEY AVE, MILL PARK, 3082, VIC

ASC

ST JOHN'S PRIMARY OSHC - AFTER PROGRAM

ST JOHN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, REGAL AVE, THOMASTOWN, 3074, VIC

ASC

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI BEFORE SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRIMARY SCHOOL, 312 CHILDS ROAD, MILL PARK, 3082, VIC

BSC

ST JOHN'S PRIMARY OSHC - BEFORE PROGRAM

ST JOHN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, REGAL AVE, THOMASTOWN, 3074, VIC

BSC

OSHCARE EPPING VACATION CARE PROGRAM

LEISURE CITY SPORTS, CNR COULSTOCK & MILLER ST, EPPING, 3076, VIC

VAC

MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

MORANG DRIVE, MILL PARK, 3082, VIC

VAC

MILL PARK HEIGHTS CHILD CARE CENTRE

31 MORANG DR, MILL PARK,3082,VIC

LDC

DIAMOND VALLEY SPORTS & FITNESS YMCA

DUSF YMCA, CIVIC DRIVE, GREENSBOROUGH, 3088, VIC

VAC

ST LUKE'S BEFORE SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM

ROOM 13 ST LUKE'S SCHOOL, 1A DAVID ST, LALOR, 3075, VIC

BSC

ST LUKE'S AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM

ROOM 13 ST LUKE'S SCHOOL, 1A DAVID ST, LALOR, 3075, VIC

ASC

ST PETER'S EPPING AFTER SCHOOL HOURS CARE SERVICE

SCHOOL HALL, 32 WEDGE ST, EPPING, 3076, VIC

ASC

ST PETER'S EPPING BEFORE SCHOOL HOURS CARE SERVICE

SCHOOL HALL, 32 WEDGE ST, EPPING, 3076, VIC

BSC

ASC - After school hours care, BSC - Before school hours care, LDC - Long day care, VAC - vacation care

Source: Centrelink administrative data as at 3/10/03

(1) (c) The total amount of Australian Government funding received by community based centres in the electoral division of Scullin is listed below. These amounts do not include Child Care Benefit or Childcare Assistance as these amounts are notionally paid to families rather than to services although aggregated amounts are paid to services. Each service must apply for subsidies and grants, and meet specific eligibility criteria.

SERVICE

(i) 2001-02

(ii) 2002-03

(iii) 2003-04*

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY VACATION CARE - MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

$2970

$8205

$4192

NUMDAJI KWEI CHILDREN'S CENTRE

$0

$12 272

$0

THOMASTOWN CHILD CARE CENTRE

$9685

$9815

$5005

GREENSBOROUGH CAMPUS CHILD CARE

$2515

$0

$0

GREENSBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL COMBINED OSHC

$0

$293

$741

MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

$8775

$7930

$7124

MILL PARK HEIGHTS CHILD CARE CENTRE

$16 978

$9340

$6786

DIAMOND VALLEY SPORTS & FITNESS YMCA

$9129

$1956

$1683

ST PETER'S EPPING AFTER SCHOOL HOURS CARE SERVICE

$2227

$0

$0

Source: Victorian State Office as at 13/11/03

* While the 2001-02 and 2002-03 data represents total funding received, the 2003-2004 financial year data represents total funding allocated to the services.

(2) The type of funding received by community based child care centres in the electoral division of Scullin is listed in the table below. These amounts do not include Child Care Benefit or Childcare Assistance as these amounts are notionally paid to families rather than to services although aggregated amounts are paid to services. Each service must apply for the noted subsidies and grants, and meet specific eligibility criteria.

SERVICE

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04*

(b) special needs subsidy

(c) est. grants

Total

(b) special needs subsidy

(c) est. grants

Total

(b) special needs subsidy

(c) est. grants

Total

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY VACATION CARE - MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

$0

$2970

$2970

$0

$8205

$8,205

$0

$4192

$4192

NUMDAJI KWEI CHILDREN'S CENTRE

$0

$0

$0

$12 272

$0

$12 272

$0

$0

$0

THOMASTOWN CHILD CARE CENTRE

$9685

$0

$9685

$9815

$0

$9815

$5005

$0

$5005

GREENSBOROUGH CAMPUS CHILD CARE

$2515

$0

$2515

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

GREENSBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL COMBINED OSHC

$0

$0

$0

$293

$0

$293

$741

$0

$741

MILL PARK LEISURE CENTRE

$8775

$0

$8775

$7930

$0

$7930

$7124

$0

$7124

MILL PARK HEIGHTS CHILD CARE CENTRE

$16 978

$0

$16 978

$9340

$0

$9340

$6786

$0

$6786

DIAMOND VALLEY SPORTS & FITNESS YMCA

$2613

$6516

$9129

$1956

$0

$1956

$1683

$0

$1683

ST PETER'S EPPING AFTER SCHOOL HOURS CARE SERVICE

$0

$2227

$2227

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

(a) operational subsidy: none of the community based centres received this funding in the specified financial years.

(c) est. grants = establishment grants.

(d) block grant assistance (transitional assistance): none of the community based centres received this funding in the specified financial years.

* While the 2001-02 and 2002-03 data represents funding received, the 2003-2004 financial year data represents funding allocated to the services.

Source: Victorian State Office as at 13/11/03.

(3) Child Care Benefit (CCB) is paid in advance to services on behalf of eligible families to enable services to reduce the child care fees of those families. CCB is paid on an ongoing advance/acquit basis. No debts or overpayments are raised as part of this ongoing process. If the Member for Scullin would like more information on the CCB advance/acquit process, I would be happy to provide the information.

Nine (9) Australian Government funded child care centres in the electorate of Scullin have had Childcare Assistance overpayments recorded against them. The total amount of Childcare Assistance that these nine (9) centres were asked to repay was $63 721.97. As at 18 November 2003, of these nine (9) centres only one centre had an amount of $296.37 remaining yet to be recovered. As the Honourable Member would appreciate, information about child care centres' debts to the Australian Government is commercially sensitive. The public disclosure of such information could have adverse commercial consequences for these services.