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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . .

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MR CORBELL: Without commenting specifically on the particular tenders that Mr Hanson refers to, I simply make a general observation—that is, the government has a competitive tendering process that is about delivering value for money for ACT ratepayers. I would have thought that those opposite were interested in ensuring that ratepayers' money was spent efficiently and in accordance with best practice approaches and that there was a tender process that delivered value for money.

Youth—homelessness

MS LAWDER: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, three Housing ACT properties in a residential cul-de-sac in Chisholm were allocated to the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network. The ACT government's Community Services Directorate website describes the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network as a crisis accommodation service delivering emergency accommodation to young people. Minister, are the Housing ACT properties in this area of Chisholm allocated to the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network still intended to be used as crisis accommodation for young people?

MS BERRY: I thank Ms Lawder for the question. Yes. I understand that those public housing residences in Chisholm are going to be used for crisis accommodation for young people. I will make sure that I clarify that and come back, but that is my understanding.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, for what length of time can a young person stay in one of the Housing ACT properties in Chisholm allocated to the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network?

MS BERRY: I will have to take the detail on notice. I am not completely sure of the exact length of time that young people are residing in that residence. I will check that and get back to the member.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, what is the monthly turnover rate of each of these properties and how many young people are housed there?

MS BERRY: I will have to take that one on notice too, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, is there a list of young people waiting to stay in one of these properties and, if so, how many young people are on that waiting list?

MS BERRY: I will have to take the detail of that on notice as well.


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