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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 415..


In relation to water and sewerage rebates for pensioners:

(1) How many pensioners in the ACT over 65 years of age were entitled to water and sewerage rebates in (a) 2000/01 (b) 2001/02 (c) 2002/03;

(2) How many pensioners in the ACT over 65 years of age claimed rebates for water and sewerage in (a) 2000/01 (b) 2001/02 (c) 2002/03;

(3) What was the total value of those rebates in each of the years at (2) above.

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

(1) Every pensioner in the ACT over 65 years of age is entitled to water and sewerage rebates. The information on total numbers of pensioners at any time is held by Centrelink and is available for a fee of $59 per table.

(2) This information is not currently collected. The information provided by Actew Corporation lists the total number of recipients of water and sewerage rebates. There is no further breakdown by age, etc. However, the total number of recipients of water and sewerage rebates in those years was: 10,315 in 2000/01, 12,767 in 2001/02 and 8,346 in 2002/03.

(3) This information is not currently collected. However, the total value of all water and sewerage rebates provided in those years was: $3,079,555 in 2000/01, $3,550,853 in 2001/02 and $3,924,042 in 2002/03.

Gas rebates

(Question No 1203)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to gas rebates for pensioners:

(1) How many pensioners in the ACT over 65 years of age were entitled to gas rebates in (a) 2000/01 (b) 2001/02 (c) 2002/03;

(2) How many pensioners in the ACT over 65 years of age claimed rebates for gas in (a) 2000/01 (b) 2001/02 (c) 2002/03;

(3) What was the total value of those rebates in each of the years at (2) above.

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

The ACT Government does not provide a rebate for gas.


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