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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 950..


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

(1) Households where all members are on stable long-term incomes (such as a superannuation pension, Disability Support Pension or Age Pension) are reviewed annually, other rebated households are reviewed six monthly.

(2) No. Housing ACT does not terminate Tenancy Agreements because of increased household income in accordance with the Government's commitment to security of tenure.

(3) Housing ACT provides permanent secure and affordable housing. While an applicant household is awaiting allocation to public housing, Housing ACT may assist as follows:

a. provision of a bond loan;

b. referral to community housing providers; and

c. referral to emergency housing providers.

(4) No Housing ACT tenants are having their tenancies terminated through increased household income.

Housing-tenants

(Question No 138)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

How many tenants holding an ACT Housing tenancy agreement also receive Commonwealth unemployment benefits.

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

After careful consideration of the question, and advice provided by my Department, I have determined that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be appropriate to divert resources from the provision of direct services to clients, for the purposes of answering the Member's question.

Disabled persons-resources

(Question No 139)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

What progress has been made in the Consumers in Control project that would allow people with disabilities to have direct control over resources allocated to them by the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.

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


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