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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 371..


The Government has also made a strong contribution to ACT legal assistance services in other ways. For example, the Government has funded the ACT's Community Legal Centres at $1.05 million over the next four years to rent new accommodation and co-locate their services.

Crime—victim assistance (Question No 192)

Mr Hanson asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 27 November 2013:

(1) In relation to the Financial Assistance Scheme Review being undertaken in the context of the victims of crime scheme, what consideration has the Government given to, or analysis made of, the view of the Victims of Crime Commissioner that "it should be not a court-based scheme but an administratively based scheme, which is what Queensland and New South Wales have" (Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Annual Reports 2012-2013, 6 November 2013, Hansard Proof, p17).

(2) In relation to the Victim Support ACT annual report 2012-2013, and apart from the recommendation of the Victims Advisory Board to Government for a review of the financial assistance scheme, what other advice has the Board given to the Minister and what was the Government's response.

(3) In relation to the Victim Support ACT annual report 2012-2013, page 6, what consideration has the Government given to, or analysis made of, the Victims of Crime Commissioner's proposal for the introduction of time limits to reduce court delays.

(4) In relation to the Victim Support ACT annual report 2012-2013, page 10 (a) what consideration has the Government given to, or analysis made of, the Victims of Crime Commissioner's proposal for establishment of a victims of crime trust fund and (b) how will the fund be managed and by whom.

(5) Has the Government, through the Victims of Crime Commissioner, made a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; if so, what are the main themes of the submission; if not, does the Government intend to make such a submission.

(6) In relation to the Victim Support ACT annual report 2012-2013, page 27—Structural challenges and issues, (a) what kinds of strategies will be employed to address these issues, (b) what are the main elements of and differences between the Commissioner's two separate statutory responsibilities, (c) is the Commissioner advocating a split in the agency to deal with them; if so, (i) what model is proposed and (ii) how will a split make them more effective and (d) will the range of identified priorities require additional resourcing; if so, to what extent.

(7) In relation to the Victim Support ACT annual report 2012-2013, page 36, Chart 1—New referrals over the past four financial reporting periods, has the Commissioner received additional resources to provide the services needed for the significant increase (10%) in new referrals in 2012-2013; if not, how has the Commissioner managed those additional referrals and have the needs and expectations of clients been met.


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