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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4529..


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

(1) The Commission of Audit Report (No. 2) on the State of the Territory's Finances addressing the Term of Reference No. 2 was completed at the end of October 2002, and was tabled in the Assembly on 12 December 2002.

(2) No.

(3) The Term of Reference 3 (to be addressed in Stage 3) required the Commission to provide advice on the reporting of superannuation investments, and their performance separate from the Territory's operations, and a review of, and comparison with the arrangements relating to superannuation investment management in other jurisdictions.

The imperatives for this task have changed since the time of change of government. The impact of return on the superannuation assets on the Territory's operating performance is now somewhat better recognised. Treasury is exploring options on the disclosure of superannuation investments and Treasury has already undertaken a comparative analysis of arrangements relating to investment management and governance in other jurisdictions.

Therefore, the Government does not consider it necessary to direct further resources to the Commission of Audit in this task. Accordingly, the Commission's work has concluded.

Accommodation for men

(Question No 342)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:

Concerning Canberra Men's and Children's Services (CANFACS) and the Men's Accommodation and Crisis Service (MAACS):

(1) What is the annual government funding of CANFACS and what was the annual government funding for MAACS.

(2) Has CANFACS sought additional funding and if so, why.

(3) Did MAACS provide service over weekends and does CANFACS now provide weekend service.

(4) If service is not provided at weekends, why is this so.


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