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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3628..


Social welfare-poverty

(Question No 464)

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

(1) Further to the recent findings of a review of financial aid and emergency relief conducted by Nucleus Consulting, in what ways is the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services working to reform the provision of financial aid and emergency relief to assist in breaking poverty and homelessness cycles in the ACT;

(2) How much additional funding is to be allocated, on a non-recurrent basis, to assist in meeting identified areas of need.

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

(1) The initial findings of Nucleus Consulting were used to assist the funded organisations to improve service delivery. However, the draft Report is still a working document. Further work is being undertaken on costings for the program based on revised program guidelines.

(2) The Government announced additional recurrent funding of $150,000 per year in the 2004-05 Budget.

Motorcycle registration fees

(Question No 465)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 16 August 2005:

Is the Government considering lowering vehicle registration fees for motorcycles in the ACT; if so, will the cost of registering a motorcycle in the ACT better reflect differences between other motor vehicles and motorcycles such as size, weight, passenger capacity and impact upon the environment.

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

(1) The Government currently has no plans to reduce the registration fee for motorcycles.

Health-red reflex screening

(Question No 466)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 August 2005:

(1) Have any concerns been raised with the Government or the Health Department regarding the conduct of red reflex screening in the ACT;

(2) What regulations are currently in place in the ACT to ensure red reflex screening does take place and at what age is screening meant to take place;


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