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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4687..


Disability ACT

(Question No 693)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:

(1) When will the review of the Individual Support Services Policy and Procedural Manual be released;

(2) What issue/s have signified to Disability ACT that, in conjunction with a review of the above mentioned manual, a review of the complaints policy was also required.

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

(1) The Review of the Individual Support Services Policy and Procedural Manual is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.

(2) The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services released the Interim Feedback and Complaint Guide in September 2005. This has necessitated a review of the Disability ACT Complaints Policy to ensure the policy and procedures are consistent.

Public service-future directions

(Question No 694)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:

(1) Has the recruitment process been completed for the implementation of Future Directions 2004-08 for membership to Oversight and Reference Groups;

(2) What role will these Groups have in delivering outcomes against the key Strategic Directions of Future Directions 2004-08.

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

(1) The Recruitment of members to the Future Directions Implementation structure was completed on 9 September 2005, when letters of offer were sent to community members.

(2) The Future Directions Oversight Group is accountable to the Chief Executive, Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, for the strategic oversight of the implementation of Future Directions 2004-2008.

The Future Directions Reference Groups are accountable to the Executive Director, Disability ACT for the management of projects under the relevant strategic direction and within available resources.

Homelessness

(Question No 695)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:


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