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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (1 November) . . Page.. 4786 ..


Did the Minister report in the Assembly on 22 February 2018 that the Feasibility Study for Indoor Sports in Gungahlin, Woden and Belconnen would be released very soon; if so, when can the residents of these areas and the various sporting stakeholders expect to see this report.

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

The Future Indoor Sports Facility Provision Feasibility Study is currently being finalised. It is expected that this report will be released by the end of 2018.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm (Question No 1883)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) In relation to a question without notice on 22 March 2018, did the Minister state that a second intake of clients at the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm would be occurring in April; if so can the Minister provide detail on the number of clients and type of programs that have been delivered to date at this facility.

(2) How does the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm reflect the principles of self-determination.

(3) What is the review process for determining the effectiveness of the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm from an economic, social and cultural perspective.

(4) Has the model of care for the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm been finalized and will the Minister make it publically available.

(5) Can the Minister provide detail on what other community groups have been accessing the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm to conduct workshops, retreats or camps.

(6) Has there been any fees or charges for community groups to use the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm and what is the eligibility criteria and booking process to secure access to the facility.

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

(1) In relation to my answer regarding a second intake of clients at the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm (NBHF), I did not indicate a specific date for this second intake. I can, however, confirm that a second program intake commenced on 4 June 2018 with a full complement of 12 clients.

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The type of programs delivered included:

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Nutritional and food preparation;

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Horticulture and bush tucker;

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Blacksmithing and toolmaking;

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Physical fitness and wellbeing;

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Music therapy;

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Cultural walks and talks;

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Horse therapy;

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