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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004-2005 Week 1 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 333..


Did a recent announcement in The Canberra Times on 18 November 2004 state that 'Forty community sector organisations will receive funding to upgrade their computer equipment under an A.C.T. Government digital divide program. The Government offered 142 organizations up to $1,000 each to upgrade their computers and Internet equipment last August'; if so, can the Minister provide information on names of the (a) 40 community sector organisations who received funds and (b) 142 organisations that received $1 000 each to upgrade their computers and Internet equipment in August.

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

Yes - an article did appear in The Canberra Times on 18 November 2004 however the information was incorrect and was clarified by a Media Release on 19 November 2004.

The IT Upgrade for Community Organisations initiative offered recognised community organisations an Information Technology (IT) upgrade, to the value of $1,000

At the time of The Canberra Times article 40 organisations had accepted the offer.

a) To date, a total of 44 organisations that have accepted the offer are:

1.

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network

2.

ACT Multicultural Council Inc

3.

ACT Playgroups Association

4.

AGS Group (Adaptable Housing Advisory service) access ADAPT

5.

Alcohol & Drug Foundation ACT Inc ADFACT

6.

Anglicare Youth and Family Services

7.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

8.

Barnardos Australia

9.

Belconnen Community Service

10.

Canberra Blind Society

11.

Canberra Men's Centre

12.

Canberra Pensioners Club

13.

Canberra Senior Citizens

14.

Care Inc Financial Counselling Service

15.

Castlereagh House

16.

Centacare Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

17.

Children's Services Resource & Advisory Program ACT Inc

18.

Citizens Advice Bureau ACT

19.

Coalition of Community Housing Organisations of the ACT

20.

Foster Carers Association

21.

Gallilee Incorporated

22.

GROW

23.

Gungahlin Community Council

24.

Hartley Life Care

25.

Havelock Housing Association

26.

Karinya House for Mothers and Babies

27.

Koomarri Association (two sites)

28.

Lowana Young Women's Shelter

29.

Majura Womens Group

30.

Marymead Family Centre

31.

Mental Health Foundation

32.

Migrant Resource Centre

33.

National Brain Injury Foundation

34.

North Belconnen Community Association Inc


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