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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 11 Hansard (17 September) . . Page.. 4266..


(2) If there is a replacement body for the Housing Review Committee, (a) what is it called, (b) who are the members and (c) what are the terms of reference.

(3) If there is not a replacement body for the Housing Review Committee, how (a) are matters dealt with that previously were dealt with by the committee and (b) is the Government informed about the kinds of issues that the previous committee might have brought forward to the Government.

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

(1) No.

(a) - (c)

The Housing Review Committee ceased on 30 June 2007. The Housing and Tenancy Review Panel (HATRP) was introduced to further strengthen Housing ACT's internal decision making process.

(2) Yes.

(a) The Housing and Tenancy Review Panel (HATRP) replaced the Housing Review Committee.

(b) Housing and Community Services Senior Officers.

(c) A summary of the terms of reference are attached.

(3) N/A

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Housing—public

(Question No 259)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Disability and Housing, upon notice, on 18 August 2009:

(1) What are the eligibility requirements for a person to gain access to public housing.

(2) What are the specific eligibility requirements relating to income.

(3) What is the definition of income for the purpose of assessing eligibility.

(4) Are payments, such as Centrelink payments, workers compensation payments, victims of crime payments, and other similar kinds of payments included in the definition of income; if so, why.

(5) Under what circumstances are self-employed persons eligible for public housing.

(6) Are self-employed persons able to operate their business from home; if so, under what circumstances; if not, why not.

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

(1) The information is at the Department website www.dhcs.act.gov.au

(2) The information is at the Department website www.dhcs.act.gov.au


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