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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4543..


(2) I can confirm that the Office for Industrial Relations has implemented "work and family"policies. As Minister for Industrial Relations, I am not responsible for public service employment practices, which is the province of the Chief Minister.

(3) I can confirm that the Office for Industrial Relations has implemented "work and family"policies. As Minister for Industrial Relations, I am not responsible for public service employment practices, which is the province of the Chief Minister.

(4) The ACT Government does not have the data on work and family arrangements in the ACT private sector to provide a meaningful comparison between the Business Council of Australia figures and ACT private businesses.

Lifeline-emergency accommodation

(Question No 1047)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to your response to Question on notice No 888:

(1) What happened to the 531 persons who phoned the emergency accommodation hotline that were not referred to emergency accommodation by Lifeline;

(2) What criteria are used to refer persons to emergency accommodation;

(3) What criteria were used not to refer 531 people;

(4) From where in the Budget did the $205 000 annual funding for this project come from;

(5) From where in the Budget did the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services fund the $60 000 supplementary funding for the emergency accommodation fund;

(6) Why, in part (2) of your reply to Question on notice No 888, does the addition of males, females and couples only equal 427 when the number of people actually seeking emergency accommodation in part (4) of the reply is a total of 736;

(7) What accommodation providers are used by Lifeline to accommodate those referred to emergency accommodation;

(8) Is there any scope to increase the number of accommodation providers to be able to accommodate more people seeking emergency accommodation, if so, what organisations are available, if not, why not;

(9) Why is it not a requirement to keep data regarding the average length of time a person who telephones the hotline as been homeless for;

(10) Will the Minister consider making it a requirement to keep data regarding the average length of time a person who telephones the hotline has been homeless for to get a clearer picture of homeless people in the ACT, if not, why not.


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