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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2059..


(1) The Department of Treasury has undertaken economic analysis of housing in the ACT in 2004-05 and 2005-06 in relation to building activity, housing prices and affordability, housing finance, established house sales and rental prices. This analysis has been used to inform advice to Government on the state of the housing market and its impact on revenue collection.

(2) The Government publishes its outlook for the housing sector in the Budget. In addition, monthly economic briefs are publicly available on the Treasury website: www.treasury.gov.au/snapshot/index.shtml.

(3) Some information has been made publicly available, and is freely available on the internet.

a. The Summernats analysis is included in the CMD report http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/Documents/summernats05.pdf. The analysis on the World Rally Championships is internal advice to government.

b. This report is internal advice to government.

c. This report is internal advice to government.

d. The ACT government submission to the productivity Commission Review of the National Competition Policy is Submission number 112 in http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiry/ncp/subs/sublist.html.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders-family violence program

(Question No 1083)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 3 May 2006:

(1) Has the ACT Government been successful in its application to the Australian Government's Family Violence Partnership Program; if not, what were the reasons the Australian Government gave for not awarding a grant to the ACT Government; if so, (a) what are the details of the grant, including the Australian Government funding amount and manner in which the grant must be spent and (b) what local indigenous groups are involved;

(2) If a grant was awarded, which local indigenous groups is the ACT Government currently consulting with about the program and what is the method of consultation.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) No. The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) advised the application was declined on the basis that "the proposal was assessed against others in the context of the resources available during the round of funding and the Department (FaCSIA) is unable to provide funding at this time".

(2) N/a.


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