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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (15 December) . . Page.. 4987..


(4) The method of dissemination for these guides to all ACT households is cost effective and is no different from previous distribution of ACT Government materials to all households.

(5) The guides have been distributed in this manner, as they are not targeted at specific individuals but for the use of all residents in the ACT.

(6) The contractual arrangements for delivery state that the guide is delivered to all households in the ACT, including those with no junk mail signs, as Emergency Services information is exempt from the regulations regarding junk mail.

(7) Funds were allocated for the distribution of the guides to all households in a cost effective manner. The delivery company used is a local small business and was selected in accordance with standard ACT Government practices.

(8) Additional copies of the guide can be collected at ACT Government shopfronts or by calling the ESA on 6207 8696. Audio and translated versions are also available from the ESA on request. An electronic copy is also available online at www.esa.act.gov.au.

Land-releases

(Question No 751)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 November 2005:

What mechanisms are now in place to aid with land release in the ACT that is suitable for community and affordable housing providers.

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

Details of a mechanism in place for the release of land that is suitable for community housing and affordable housing providers is on pages 32 and 33 of 'Progress on Affordable Housing in the ACT'. It is also possible for such groups to apply for the grant of a lease over land by way of direct sale.

Housing-tenant appeals

(Question No 752)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 November 2005:

(1) What was the outcome of the review of the appeals mechanisms and policy for community housing tenants that would improve upon current procedures;

(2) At what point is it anticipated that the improved appeals mechanism for community housing tenants will be implemented in 2006.

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


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