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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Page: 6041

Computers in Schools

(Question No. 319)


Mr Randall asked the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, in writing, on 24 March 2011:

Since the inception of the Digital Education Revolution program, by electorate, how many (a) students are, or have been, eligible to receive a Commonwealth-funded computer, and (b) of the students in part (a) have received their computer as at 23 March 2011.)


Mr Garrett: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations used information collected through a Preliminary Survey conducted in early 2008 to establish that approximately 780,000 computers would be required to achieve a one to one student to computer ratio in Years 9 to 12. Since the Preliminary Survey, there has been some movement in the number of computers required as a result of:

schools seeking to join the Fund that had not responded to the survey;

schools with Years 9 to 12 that were not offered at the time of the survey;

new schools being established; and

conversion of funding for computers to flexible funding to better accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

The total number of computers now required is 786,848. This figure has not been broken down by electorate.

(b) The list below outlines the total number of computers installed by electorate as at 31 March 2011.

COMPUTERS INSTALLED BY FEDERAL ELECTORATE (As at 31 March 2011)

Federal Electorate

Total Number of Units Installed

Grand Total

434060

ADELAIDE

3006

ASTON

1840

BALLARAT

2170

BANKS

2907

BARKER

2916

BARTON

3261

BASS

1934

BATMAN

1332

BENDIGO

3202

BENNELONG

2233

BEROWRA

3531

BLAIR

2456

BLAXLAND

3948

BONNER

2664

BOOTHBY

3135

BOWMAN

2117

BRADDON

2488

BRADFIELD

4775

BRAND

2763

BRISBANE

3247

BRUCE

2271

CALARE

4637

CALWELL

2910

CANBERRA

4958

CANNING

2422

CAPRICORNIA

2939

CASEY

2041

CHARLTON

3122

CHIFLEY

5372

CHISHOLM

1894

COOK

3860

CORANGAMITE

1872

CORIO

2645

COWAN

2290

COWPER

4538

CUNNINGHAM

4341

CURTIN

3407

DAWSON

2422

DEAKIN

1166

DENISON

3992

DICKSON

1072

DOBELL

3485

DUNKLEY

2667

DURACK

2370

EDEN-MONARO

3534

FADDEN

1426

FAIRFAX

2977

FARRER

3887

FISHER

1676

FLINDERS

1139

FLYNN

1916

FORDE

3403

FORREST

2281

FOWLER

4468

FRANKLIN

1032

FRASER

4623

FREMANTLE

1510

GELLIBRAND

2174

GILMORE

3871

GIPPSLAND

2664

GOLDSTEIN

1123

GORTON

2099

GRAYNDLER

3904

GREENWAY

4791

GREY

2191

GRIFFITH

3033

GROOM

3538

HASLUCK

2828

HERBERT

3030

HIGGINS

1364

HINDMARSH

2215

HINKLER

2532

HOLT

2037

HOTHAM

1854

HUGHES

5996

HUME

3022

HUNTER

3707

INDI

2795

ISAACS

1821

JAGAJAGA

2626

KENNEDY

2633

KINGSFORD SMITH

2753

KINGSTON

2844

KOOYONG

2176

LA TROBE

1873

LALOR

3427

LEICHHARDT

2348

LILLEY

2230

LINDSAY

5668

LINGIARI

1400

LONGMAN

2562

LYNE

3435

LYONS

527

MACARTHUR

5749

MACKELLAR

2320

MACQUARIE

4388

MAKIN

3133

MALLEE

1876

MARANOA

2012

MARIBYRNONG

3293

MAYO

2087

MCEWEN

1866

MCMAHON

5552

MCMILLAN

2223

MCPHERSON

2944

MELBOURNE

1234

MELBOURNE PORTS

1275

MENZIES

1404

MITCHELL

4399

MONCRIEFF

2341

MOORE

3640

MORETON

1815

MURRAY

2241

NEW ENGLAND

4232

NEWCASTLE

4420

NORTH SYDNEY

6204

O'CONNOR

2255

OXLEY

1573

PAGE

4773

PARKES

4635

PARRAMATTA

5931

PATERSON

3226

PEARCE

1291

PERTH

1792

PETRIE

2899

PORT ADELAIDE

2327

RANKIN

1525

REID

4624

RICHMOND

3479

RIVERINA

5050

ROBERTSON

4680

RYAN

2196

SCULLIN

2611

SHORTLAND

3765

SOLOMON

1095

STIRLING

1851

STURT

3730

SWAN

1663

SYDNEY

2422

TANGNEY

3748

THROSBY

4576

WAKEFIELD

3085

WANNON

2047

WARRINGAH

3222

WATSON

2276

WENTWORTH

2802

WERRIWA

5066

WIDE BAY

2692

WILLS

1620

WRIGHT

1304