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(5) From 1984 -2006 the information is not readily available.
Information from 2006 to current is provided in annual reports. Link:
(6) The available data is provided in annual reports. Link: http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/home/publications/annual_reports
The Scheme currently has 2,790 members.
Budget—rental rebate (Question No 1776)
Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2011:
(1) What is the budget allocation for the Rental Rebate Subsidy scheme for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15.
(2) How many rebates does the budget provide for in each year.
(3) What growth in the number of rebates provided each year has been factored in.
(4) What year was the scheme introduced.
(5) What has been the total cost of rebates paid each year since its inception, for example, the take up rate.
(6) How many rebates were provided in each year since its inception.
Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The budget allocation for the rental rebate subsidy for the years
2011-12 to 2014-15 is as followed:
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 $132,603,000 $139,803,000 $147,391,000 $155,389,000
(2) The budgeted numbers of tenants in receipt of a rental rebate are as followed:
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 10,665 10,756 10,857 10,946
(3) Historically, the number of tenants in receipt of a rental rebate increased by about 0.5% following the annual market rent review.
(4) In 1961, the Commonwealth Dwellings (Rent) Ordinance 1961 was introduced which created the housing rental rebate scheme.