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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (1 November) . . Page.. 4736 ..


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

(1) Since the Alexander Maconochie Centre opened in 2009, two detainees have been transferred to the custody of a receiving jurisdiction in accordance with Section 26 of the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005.

a) 22 March 2014 and 29 June 2018.

b) New South Wales.

Further, two detainees have had their sentences transferred to other jurisdictions voluntarily for welfare and trial grounds, in accordance with Section 222 of the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005.

a) 18 May 2011 and 3 August 2011.

b) New South Wales and Queensland.

(2) The costs relating to response (1) is: $586.36 per day.

Domestic and family violence—refuge funding (Question No 1839 and 1840)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence and the Minister for Women, upon notice, on 21 September 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development):

(1) What is the total amount of financial support during each financial year from 2015-16 to date that was provided to refuges catering to (a) single women or women without dependents, (b) women with babies, (c) women with dependent children, (d) families, including male children or relatives, (e) unaccompanied children or minors, (f) single men or men without dependents, (g) men with babies and (h) men with dependent children.

(2) In relation to part (1), was any other non-financial support provided to refuges during each financial year from 2015-16 to date; if so, what support was provided.

(3) In relation to parts (1) and (2), what funding for these initiatives came from the Safer Families Levy each financial year from 1 July 2016.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The total amount of funding provided to ACT Specialist Homelessness accommodation services in 2018-19 is $14,345,928.98. The following tables provide specific details, as requested.

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Please note, all women's homelessness services in the ACT support women with or without accompanying children. All family homelessness services in the ACT support families in all their diversity

a. Single women or women without dependents

Two homelessness services are predominately accessed by women who are unaccompanied by children. Funding for these two services in 2018-19 totals $1,513,542.96. Of this, $100,000 was allocated to Toora in the 2018-19 ACT Government Budget ($670,000 over four years) to support their work in supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence.


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