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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (15 December) . . Page.. 4996..


Disability ACT does not have life saving/supporting equipment as the service does not support any clients who require such equipment.

Disability ACT does have life sustaining equipment.

The failure of life sustaining equipment would not result in a life threatening situation because the function of this equipment can be performed manually until the failed equipment is repaired or replaced.

All Disability ACT clients have a risk assessment undertaken as part of their Individual Plan. Clients who are reliant on life sustaining equipment have a risk assessment to identify potential or actual risks regarding the equipment. An "alert"and accompanying protocol is developed for the event of equipment failure.

(2) The risk management plan is implemented in accordance with the protocol developed in response to the identified risk. Responsibility for the implementation of the plan is identified when the plan is developed. The implementation of the plan is monitored by Network Co-ordinators and Quality, Safety and Risk Managers. The implementation of the plans is reported to senior management each month.

Staff attend a client safety workshop at Induction. This workshop teaches staff how to implement risk assessment and how to identify categories of risk that must be referred to the Quality, Safety and Risk Managers for a formally facilitated risk assessment.

(3) (a-d) no

Housing ACT-change of use charge

(Question No 765)

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

(1) How has Housing ACT reviewed and implemented Change of Use Charges that would introduce exemptions or deductions for developers in return for providing a proportion of affordable housing within a development;

(2) How many affordable housing dwellings could be constructed as a result of amendments to the Change of Use Charge.

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

(1) The ACT Planning and land Authority is responsible for the administration of Change of Use Charge.

(2) See above.

Housing ACT-dwelling sizes

(Question No 766)

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


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