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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . .

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Question put:

That Ms Fitzharris's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9 Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8 Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Public housing

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.56): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the National Partnership Agreement on Asset Recycling between the Commonwealth and the ACT states that "the Australian Capital Territory must ensure ... [that] the total stock of public housing in the Australian Capital Territory does not fall below the level as at 30 June 2014 of 10 848 dwellings";

(b) the 2016 Report on Government Services Housing chapter shows the number of public housing dwellings in the ACT has decreased from 11 063 in 2011 to 10 833 as at 30 June 2015, which is lower than the number stipulated in the National Partnership Agreement on Asset Recycling;

(c) the 2016 Report on Government Services Homelessness Services chapter shows that in 2014-15 the ACT had the highest percentage of clients with unmet need for accommodation services in Australia;

(d) the 2016 Report on Government Services Homelessness Services chapter also shows that in 2014-15 the ACT had the lowest percentage of clients who were provided with accommodation or accommodation related assistance in Australia;

(e) according to the 2016 Report on Government Services Homelessness Services chapter, the ACT had the highest recurrent cost per client accessing homelessness services in 2014-15 in Australia;


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