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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 6 Hansard (12 May) . .

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Remaining informed regarding the needs of cyclists and pedestrians in the territory is the best way to ensure that the government is prepared to facilitate healthier and cleaner forms of transport.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Youth—homelessness

MS BERRY: In question time last Thursday I took questions from Ms Lawder and Mr Smyth related to the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network accommodation in Chisholm. In response to those questions, I can inform the Assembly that the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network accommodation is still intended to be provided as crisis accommodation. While accommodation in this facility is provided on an emergency basis, there is no definite time limit a young person can remain in the Youth Emergency Accommodation Network. Young people can remain there while they are being supported to transition to longer term stable accommodation. Data on the monthly turnover is not available for YEAN properties. There are three properties in the YEAN Chisholm cluster, which can accommodate a total of six young people at any one time. Demand for this supported accommodation is like all homelessness services: it is always high.

In relation to whether there is a waiting list, YEAN is one in a suite of services delivered to the young people in the ACT specialist homelessness sector. In the ACT, "first point", which is managed by Connections ACT, manages all referrals to the homelessness sector as such individual services do not have a waiting list. First point prioritises all requests for assistance and monitors vacancies available in the sector. When a vacancy becomes available at a service, including the YEAN, first point contacts the service user and directs them to the service.

Education—capital works program

MS BURCH: In response to a question around school maintenance, under school-based management processes principals are responsible for any capital works under $5,000 and ETD require confirmation that works have been completed if identified on the condition audit assessment report.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 12—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (3.33): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 12—Inquiry into Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Amendment Bill 2014—Copy of a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, dated 11 May 2015—Government response.


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