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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 4009..


(1) In relation to the many reports over 12 months by public housing tenants and private home dwellers in Ampt Place and Freda Gibson Circuit, Theodore, concerning other public housing tenants at 2 and 4 Ampt Place and 54 Freda Gibson Circuit, Theodore, involving allegations of prostitution in Ampt Place, burglaries, vandalism and intimidation of neighbours, what administrative action has ACT Housing undertaken against the subject tenants;

(2) How many times in relation to these and related allegations have the subject tenants been warned for expulsion from their properties and on what days were these warnings issued;

(3) If no warnings have been issued as outlined in part (2), why not;

(4) On how many occasions did ACT Housing receive letters and phone calls from affected residents about the matters outlined in part (1) and can the Minister list these by date;

(5) On how many occasions did ACT Housing receive reports about the matters outlined in part (1) from ACT Policing, and on which dates;

(6) If ACT Housing did not receive reports from ACT Policing about the incidence of activities outlined above, why not

(7) On how many occasions did the Minister's office receive such reports, either through his department or directly from residents.

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

As Mr Pratt should be aware, under the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988, I am unable to answer these questions. Respect for client privacy is central to the department's credibility. At all times, the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services complies with the legislation governing disclosure of information and treats the privacy of clients as a high priority.

Transport—national plan

(Question No 2151)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 6 August 2008:

(1) In relation to the joint communiqué on the development of a National Transport Plan and Policy Framework, what will the ACT Government be doing to integrate and meet the objectives of the Plan, particularly given there is currently no transport plan for the ACT;

(2) Did the ACT Government have responsibility for developing the social inclusion aspect of the Plan; if so, what existing social inclusion polices from other jurisdictions and countries did the ACT Government research as part of this work and did the ACT Government consider fuel shortages and increased prices in investigating this section;

(3) Does the ACT Government plan to introduce dedicated bus lanes on existing major roads in the ACT, including the Gungahlin Drive Expressway and the Tuggeranong Parkway, in order to meet its obligations under the Plan.


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