Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 10 February 2022) . . Page.. 352 ..
(7) The construction and installation costs of the Evatt OCU are comparable to the costs provided in Question 4. The anticipated start date for construction at this site is February 2022 with works scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
(8) See response to Question 6.
Domestic and family violence—Circuit Breaker program
(Question No 566)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 3 December 2021 (redirected to the Attorney-General):
(1) Given that in 2013 a funding submission was put to the Commonwealth Government for the purpose of funding an indigenous justice program called Circuit Breaker in the ACT and noting that the submission was not successful, has a similar funding submission been put to the ACT Government; if so, (a) when and (b) how much funding was the submission asking for.
(2) Has this program, or one similar to the program proposed by Lorana Bartels, Wayne Applebee and Paul Collis, referred to in part (1), ever been funded by the ACT Government; if so, was there an evaluation of the program; if not, why was funding refused.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
No formal funding submission was put to the ACT Government for the Circuit Breaker program and the ACT Government has not funded this program or any similar programs.
Children and young people—counselling services
(Question No 568)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, upon notice, on 3 December 2021:
Given that the Government has been made aware of the need for counselling services for crisis support organisations by multiple sources on multiple occasions, including trauma counselling for children who have been impacted by family and domestic violence and counselling for individuals and families in crisis and noting that Recommendation 12 of the Assembly’s recent inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 proposed that the ACT Government fund the alcohol and other drug sector to provide counselling support to children of their clients, what measures will the ACT Government take to address this increasing and critical need.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
The ACT Government recognises the need for a range of supports and service responses for children and young people who have been impacted by domestic and family violence.