Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1090..
Men's Accommodation and Crisis Service
(Question No 47)
Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 19 February 2002:
In relation to the Men's and Children's Crisis Services' (MAACS) new management:
Mr Corbell: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is:
1. The Department of Education and Community Services entered a purchase agreement with the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, represented by Marymead Child and Family Centre for the provision of the Canberra Fathers' and Children's Service (known as CANFACS).
This service is not an incorporated body, it is a registered company and is responsible and accountable to the department for the provision of this service in accordance with the purchase agreement.
2. See 1 above.
3. See 1 above.
4. The service has continued to be provided to homeless men and their accompanying children with no cessation to service provision through this process.
5. The Lone Fathers' Association's fixed lease agreement with ACT Housing expired in March 2000. From that time the Lone Fathers' Association was on a standard two week Community Organisation Rental Housing Assistance Program tenancy agreement. The Lone Fathers' Association was served with an eviction