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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2004 2004) . . Page.. 333 ..


Did a recent announcement in The Canberra Times on 18 November 2004 state that ‘Forty community sector organisations will receive funding to upgrade their computer equipment under an A.C.T. Government digital divide program. The Government offered 142 organizations up to $1,000 each to upgrade their computers and Internet equipment last August’; if so, can the Minister provide information on names of the (a) 40 community sector organisations who received funds and (b) 142 organisations that received $1 000 each to upgrade their computers and Internet equipment in August.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Yes – an article did appear in The Canberra Times on 18 November 2004 however the information was incorrect and was clarified by a Media Release on 19 November 2004.

The IT Upgrade for Community Organisations initiative offered recognised community organisations an Information Technology (IT) upgrade, to the value of $1,000

At the time of The Canberra Times article 40 organisations had accepted the offer.

To date, a total of 44 organisations that have accepted the offer are:

ACT Mental Health Consumer Network

ACT Multicultural Council Inc

ACT Playgroups Association

AGS Group (Adaptable Housing Advisory service) access ADAPT

Alcohol & Drug Foundation ACT Inc ADFACT

Anglicare Youth and Family Services

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Barnardos Australia

Belconnen Community Service

Canberra Blind Society

Canberra Men's Centre

Canberra Pensioners Club

Canberra Senior Citizens

Care Inc Financial Counselling Service

Castlereagh House

Centacare Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Children's Services Resource & Advisory Program ACT Inc

Citizens Advice Bureau ACT

Coalition of Community Housing Organisations of the ACT

Foster Carers Association

Gallilee Incorporated

GROW

Gungahlin Community Council

Hartley Life Care

Havelock Housing Association

Karinya House for Mothers and Babies

Koomarri Association (two sites)

Lowana Young Women's Shelter

Majura Womens Group

Marymead Family Centre

Mental Health Foundation

Migrant Resource Centre

National Brain Injury Foundation

North Belconnen Community Association Inc


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