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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . . Page.. 1378..


programs. In addition, housing services for Indigenous people are provided through a range of mainstream services, including public housing. Housing ACT provides 212 tenancies in public housing under the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA), including the ACT Indigenous Housing Bilateral Agreement 2006-08.

(4) The Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA), including the ACT Indigenous Housing Bilateral Agreement 2006-08.

(5) Funding under the CSHA is acquitted annually to the Australian Government. ACT funding is acquitted in line with the requirements of the Financial Management Act. Indigenous housing and support providers also report on their operations and acquit the funds provided to them by the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services to fund their operations in accordance with their funding agreement/contract.

(6) Programs are evaluated from time to time to identify outcomes for the interested target group and opportunities for service improvements. A review of Winnunga Indigenous Housing Liaison Service in 2004 found that the service should be extended. A review was undertaken of the Dyirmal Migay accommodation service for young women and completed in June 2007. As a result the service voluntarily discontinued operations as at 30 June 2007.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—funding

(Question No 1930)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 4 March 2008:

(1) What programs (a) have been and (b) are being funded for indigenous communities through the Office of Children, Youth and Family Support in (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04, (iii) 2004-05, (iv) 2005-06, (v) 2006-07 and (vi) 2007-08;

(2) What funds have been (a) provided for indigenous communities by the ACT Government in (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04, (iii) 2004-05, (iv) 2005-06 and (v) 2006-07 and (b) budgeted for indigenous communities by the ACT Government for 2007-08;

(3) What funds have been provided or budgeted for indigenous communities in the ACT by the Federal Government in each of the years listed in part (1);

(4) Which organisations receive funds to provide community programs for indigenous people in the ACT;

(5) What arrangements are in place to ensure appropriate coordination in the utilisation of the funds provided by the Federal and ACT Governments for indigenous communities in the ACT;

(6) What processes are in place to ensure the appropriate acquittal of the funds provided by the ACT Government for indigenous communities;

(7) What evaluation of programs under which funding is provided for the provision of community programs for indigenous people in the ACT has been undertaken; if evaluation has taken place, what have been the outcomes; if there have not been any evaluations, why not.

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


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