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experiencing homelessness, but also focuses on preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place. These strategies, programs and initiatives are outlined in the strategy, implementation plan and annual report cards, available on the ACT Government’s Homes and Housing website: https://www.act.gov.au/homes-housing/act-housing-strategy
(6) Details of the land release ballot process are published on the Suburban Land Agency’s website https://suburbanland.act.gov.au/en/buying-methods. All potential registrants are required to comply with the published terms and conditions.
(7) The eligibility criteria for the Affordable Home Purchase Scheme specifies that participants cannot have previously owned property, either as an individual or as tenants in common, or as part of a business operation (this includes previous property ownership in Australia or overseas). Further details on the Affordable Home Purchase Scheme, including the full eligibility criteria, is available on the Suburban Land Agency’s website: https://suburbanland.act.gov.au/affordable-housing
(8) Further to question 7, the Suburban Land Agency implements affordable housing programs such as the Affordable Home Purchase Scheme and the Land Rent Scheme which have eligibility criteria to make sure that these schemes are effectively targeted. Information on these schemes is available on the Suburban Land Agency’s website: https://suburbanland.act.gov.au/en/
In addition, the ACT Housing Strategy has a number of actions that target specific groups, such as:
• Action 2B.1 - Prioritise young people, including young mothers, and women and children escaping domestic and family violence to provide assistance early to minimise the intergenerational impacts of experiencing homelessness.
• Action 2C.1 - Support culturally appropriate public and community housing accommodation options and support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
• Action 3B.2 - Design and deliver purpose-built housing that adapts to the needs of older people and people living with disability.
A copy of the strategy is available on the ACT Government’s Homes and Housing website: https://www.act.gov.au/homes-housing/act-housing-strategy
Child and Youth Protection Services—family group conferencing
(Question No 472)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Families and Community Services, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:
(1) In relation to the Child and Youth Protection Services procedure ‘Family Group Conferencing (FGC) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People’, how many cases of emergency action involved an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child or young person in 2020–21.
(2) In how many of these cases did case managers attend a consultation with a FGC facilitator.