Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 October 2022) . . Page.. 2851 ..
potentially, changes to the traffic environment, if that is required; designating certain spots for egress, and the entering and exiting of a particular car park; employing the use of school crossings—a whole range of different measures could be put in place.
I am happy to have the program look at what the issues are at Kaleen. They are very happy to engage with school communities on those, and we have certainly got a large number of investigations already underway, which demonstrates that we do work with school communities on these issues to address their concerns.
MS LAWDER: Minister, how many parking issues, specifically referencing the safety of students, parents and staff have been reported at schools in the past year?
MR STEEL: I will take that on notice.
MR CAIN: My question is to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Minister, the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot, CRISP, is a federal initiative that has just commenced in Australia. Resettlement of refugees into communities has started to happen in New South Wales. What is your government doing to support the CRISP program being implemented in the ACT?
MS CHEYNE: I will take the substance of the question about CRISP on notice, as I do not think I have that immediately to hand. But I can assure all members that we are working incredibly hard to support people who are settling in Canberra and in the broader ACT. Particularly with regard to the humanitarian program, in the ACT we have seen people from both Afghanistan and Ukraine, who have made up higher numbers than previously, arrive over the past year—or a little over a year in the case of Afghanistan.
The Australian government of course contracts the Australian Red Cross to support people arriving in the ACT. They are supported during the first 18 months of settlement into Australian life. The ACT government has also been supplementing that support by providing $5,000 per family to assist them with settlement by supplementing the cost of their bond. I know that this has been very well received. We are continuing to support families in this way and continuing our strong relationship with the Red Cross as our humanitarian intake continues.
MR CAIN: Minister, what additional resources or schemes do you need to implement for the ACT to be effectively part of this CRISP program?
MS CHEYNE: As I flagged earlier, I just do not have that detail with me. So I will take that on notice.
MRS KIKKERT: Minister, will your government establish any targets for ACT participation in the CRISP program, noting the total settled number of refugees to be brought through CRISP is 1,500 over the next four years?
MS CHEYNE: As earlier, I will take that on notice.