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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1257..


(1) What is the (a) maximum and (b) minimum amount of market rent charged to eligible social housing tenants and how many tenants pay these amounts.

(2) What percentage of social housing tenants paying full market rent are in arrears.

(3) What percentage of tenants have an income that makes them eligible to pay more than market rent.

(4) How many social housing tenancies have had rental arrears written off as bad debt twice or more.

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

(1) (a) Maximum market rent for a social housing property is $720 per week - no tenant pays this amount. The highest market rent being paid by a tenant is currently $570.00 per week.

(b) Minimum market rent charged is $80 week - four tenants are currently paying this amount.

(2) 19%.

(3) Under the Housing Assistance Act 2007 tenants can not be charged more than market rent.

(4) No tenants in the last 2 financial years.

Labor Party—election commitments (Question No 1526)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) In relation to ACT Treasury's Summary of Labor Election Commitments dated 17 October 2008, has the Government implemented its 2008 election commitment in relation to providing fee assistance for Canberra Institute of Technology students in areas of skills shortages; if not, why not; if so, for (a) 2009-10 and (b) the period 1 July to 31 December 2010, what projects and programs were undertaken towards the delivery of this commitment and how much was spent on each project or program.

(2) For (a) the period 1 January to 30 June 2011 and (b) 2011-12, what work projects and programs are planned to be undertaken towards delivery of this commitment and how much money is committed for each project or program.

(3) If actual and committed expenditure for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 did not equate to the Treasury costings for this commitment, why not.

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

Details of the implementation of Government programs is routinely provided in relevant Budget papers, Annual Reports and mid-year Budget Review.


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