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Carers ACT provides financial assistance to young carers in the ACT through a longstanding relationship with Shaw Building Group and its partners. This partnership has enabled Carers ACT to provide scholarships totalling almost $1 million to young carers over the 13 years of the program.

(c) The ACT Government delivers support that may be accessed by all young carers, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, through the CYCLOPS program, which provides support that builds on the strengths of each young carer and their family.

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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016. Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings: 2015. Catalogue number 4430.0, Canberra: ABS.

2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017. Australia's welfare 2017. Australia's welfare series no. 13. AUS 214. Canberra: AIHW

3 ABS 2017, 'Table 32.1 All persons, living in households, carer status, by age and sex-2015, estimate', Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Australian Capital Territory: 2015, Catalogue number 4430.0, Canberra: ABS.

4 ABS 2017, 'Table 32.2 All persons, living in households, carer status, by age and sex-2015, Relative Standard Error of estimate', ibid, Canberra: ABS. The ABS notes there is a relative standard error of 40.1% in the sample for carers less than 15 years of age, and 22.4% in the sample for carers between 15 and 24 years of age.

5 Cass, B, Brennan, D, Thomson, C, Hill, T, Purcal, C, Hamilton, M, and Adamson, E 2011. Tables 3.8 and 3.9, Young carers: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults, Report prepared for ARC Linkage Partners, Sydney: SPRC UNSW.

Government—concession programs (Question No 1340)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 11 May 2018 (redirected to the Treasurer):

Can the Chief Minister provide a breakdown of the total (a) number of applications for ACT Concessions Programs, (b) number of applications approved and (c) value of payments made, broken down by financial year since (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09, (iii) 2009-10, (iv) 2010-11, (v) 2011-12, (vi) 2012-13, (vii) 2013-14, (viii) 2014-15, (ix) 2015-16, (x) 2016-17 and (xi) 2017-18 to date.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Data is provided in the tables below with the following notes:

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Data is not available for 2007-08 for Home Buyer Concession Scheme. The Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme commenced in 2008-09.

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The ACT Revenue Office does not hold information for the Community Assistance Schemes from 2007 to 2010, and for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and Electricity and Gas in 2010-11. The Revenue Office did not manage these schemes during that period and this data was not transferred to the Revenue Office.

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Data for 2011-12 to 2016-17 was provided on 12 December 2017 in Question on Notice 25 in the Inquiry into referred 2016-17 Annual and Financial Reports.

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Data for Public Transport does not include trips for April 2018.

Concessions & Community Assistance Schemes 2007-2008 2008-2009 Approved Declined Total Applicants $'000 Approved Declined Total Applicants $'000 Home Buyer Concession Scheme DATA NOT AVAILABLE 2,027 79 2,106 14,679 Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme 75 3 78 845 Over 60's Home Bonus Scheme N/A N/A 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0 Disability Duty Concession Scheme N/A N/A 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0


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