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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4688..


Since the establishment of the Response to Homelessness ACT Budget initiative in 2003-04, how many people who are (a) homeless and (b) at risk of homelessness, have been provided with housing assistance.

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

Data collected from homelessness services in the ACT for 2004-05 will not be available until January 2006 when the National Data Collection Agency releases the SAAP NDCA Annual Report 2004-05.

Disabled persons-housing

(Question No 696)

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

(1) How is the targeted consultation with key stakeholders progressing in relation to the discussion paper Principles of Good Housing for People with Disabilities;

(2) When will the consultation period conclude and will the Minister request a report on the findings of consultation.

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

(1) Disability ACT engaged KPMG to conduct a consultation workshop on 4 July 2005. A range of people from across the community housing and disability sectors, people with disabilities and government officers were invited to attend the workshop. Each received an advance copy of the Discussion Paper Principles of Good Housing for People with Disabilities.

(2) The Housing and Tenancy Working Group received the final consultation report from the consultant and considered the outcomes of the consultation. A Final Report, including recommendations was provided to the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services on 14 October 2005.

The Department is currently considering the Working Group's Final Report and will make a decision on future activities in this area, including the best way to provide feedback to myself and other stakeholders.

Homelessness

(Question No 697)

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

(1) When will a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be established between ACT Government agencies and community agencies deliver an integrated operational framework of homelessness services in the ACT;


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