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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3612..


Housing—assistance (Question No 1686)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) In relation to the Minister's Statement of Government Priorities for 2011-12 and noting the priority Help for those most in need, Priority 3, what criteria are used to assess whether an individual is on a low income and needs Government assistance.

(2) Are the criteria referred to in part (1) applied to all agencies administering concessions or does each agency operate under its own framework.

(3) Does the Minister anticipate that in reviewing the concession regime will increase the amount of householders supported under the concessions regime; if so, will there be additional funding announced in 2012-13 Budget to address this.

(4) How will the Government "update the tools"to better identify those householders most in need.

(5) What 2011-12 Budget measures fund the objective of "improved accommodation options for persons with a disability".

(6) If there is no funding in the current budget for new projects, how will this be achieved and where will money be redirected from to support this.

(7) How many places will the "Intentional Community"accommodation provide for.

(8) What will the overall stock of accommodation for people with a disability be when the project referred to in part (7) comes online.

(9) How will "approved options"be measured.

(10) How many householders are currently supported in 2010-11 under the Government's concessions schemes.

(11) Is the measurement of 25 000 householders for a year.

(12) By using the term householders, does this mean that numerous people in one household can be counted separately.

(13) What is meant by a "no wrong door"policy for clients with complex needs.

(14) How will the delivery of complex strategies for those with complex needs be measured.

(15) Will this be done at an individual level.

(16) Does the Government have a specific target of how many individual strategies will be delivered.

(17) How will the Government limit the administrative burden of delivering and devising service strategies for every complex need.


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