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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1083..


Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Question No 44)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 19 February 2002:

In relation to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service:

1. How many (a) women and children (b) men and children (c) women and (d) men have been accommodated in ACT hotels/motel by the service in the 2000-01 financial year.

2. What was the cost of this accommodation in each of the above categories.

Mr Corbell: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is:

1. I am advised that in the 2000/01 financial year the Domestic Violence Crisis Service provided motel accommodation to 44 women accompanied by 90 children, one adult male accompanied by two children, 12 single adult women and one single adult male. The total cost of the accommodation that year was $17,000 and $4,000 was provided in emergency assistance (in the form of food, personal and transport needs). Motel accommodation is purchased for clients when all local refuge or other forms of safe accommodation are unavailable.

2. This level of break down is not available as it was not a requirement of the Government of the day.


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