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Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) and OneLink regularly report to the ACT Government. However, it is not possible for the ACT Government to disaggregate the data in a format that allows the questions to be answered.
Both DVCS and OneLink publish annual reports, which include data on service demand and trends.
DVCS annual reports are available at: https://dvcs.org.au/about/annual-reports-and-auditor-reports/.
OneLink is operated by Woden Community Services. It’s annual reports are available at: https://www.wcs.org.au/about/annual-reports.
OneLink quarterly reports are available at: https://www.onelink.org.au/how-we-work.
Domestic and family violence—safer families levy
(Question No 573)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, upon notice, on 3 December 2021:
Can the Minister please provide a list of all groups consulted by the ACT Government on the raising of the Safer Families Levy Fee.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
Consistent and ongoing feedback from the domestic and family violence service sector via multiple meetings and ongoing consultation mechanisms in relation to the need for increased resourcing for the sector informed the ACT Government’s decision to increase the Safer Families Levy.
The crisis sector is seeing increasing demand and complexity, and has consistently advised the Government of the need for more and enhanced responses to prevent violence from occurring and to support people after crisis.
The increase will enable a growth in investment in a range of existing and new initiatives to meet the identified community need and demand for services.
Questions without notice taken on notice
Ms Berry (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Milligan on Wednesday, 1 December 2021):
A Services Agreement has been entered into with YMCA NSW and at this point in time the information remains commercial in confidence. This is due to the active tender process for the future management of the aquatic centre, the release of such information could prejudice the vendor or tender process. It is envisaged that the information could be released after the tender process has closed.