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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1670..


Nursing homes—disabled residents

(Question No 336)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 March 2005:

(1) How many people with any form of disability under the age of 60 were residing in nursing homes in Canberra as at the end of February 2005, due to no alternative methods of care being available to them;

(2) What additional forms of support are being offered to those with a disability living in a nursing home from departmental services of Disability ACT.

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

(1) Australian Government figures indicate that there were 9 people between the ages of 45 and 54 and a further 7 individuals aged between 54 and 59, making a total of 16 under the age of 60, living in nursing homes in the ACT as at the end of February 2005. The reasons for those living arrangements are many and various.

(2) There are no services provided directly to people with disabilities in nursing homes by Disability ACT.

Children—autistic

(Question No 337)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 March 2005:

What assistance is being offered by Therapy ACT to Ms Amanda Martynow, a Housing ACT tenant residing in Red Hill, to cope with the specific needs of her autistic child.

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

Due to provisions set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth), I am unable to provide details about Ms Martynow.

Housing—disputes

(Question No 338)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 March 2005:

(1) How many cases of tenant disputes or neighbourhood confrontations has Housing ACT referred to the Conflict Resolution Service (CRS) in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005 year to date;


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