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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3643..


MS BRESNAN: Mr Speaker, a supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, can you inform the Assembly how feedback received from the modernising youth housing and homelessness services in the ACT consultations has been incorporated into the final model?

MS BURCH: This has been part of an ongoing discussion with the sector for a number of months, if not over 12 months. There has been feedback into the modelling. I cannot link direct feedback from an organisation into any change in the model, but rest assured that the community sector, the homelessness sector very broadly, have been part and parcel in this reform.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Can you provide information on how the proposed funding amounts were determined for the future provision of youth homelessness services in the ACT?

MS BURCH: I am sorry, Ms Le Couteur; the beginning of your question was—

MS LE COUTEUR: Information on the proposed funding amounts: how were they determined for the future provision of youth homelessness services in the ACT?

MS BURCH: We looked at the quantum of moneys that were available and we also looked at what work we needed to do. As I have said here in response to the earlier questions, this has been a partnership. There is certainly ongoing communication across the sector. It is about homelessness services but it is also about support services and early intervention services. It is a new way of doing business.

Planning—alleged interference

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Deputy Chief Minister. Deputy Chief Minister, in relation to the Giralang supermarket development application, documents obtained by the opposition show that you were actually advised to call the development application in. Why did you not take the advice of your chief planning executive and call the Giralang project in?

MR BARR: I was not the Minister for Planning at the time that the application was called in by the current Minister for Planning.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.


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