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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 937..


(1) What plans does the Minister have to expand the "Wots Up Down South"Indigenous Program model to all ACT schools;

(2) What funding is currently allocated to this program by the ACT Government.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The program is not run by the ACT Government, but by the ARTS Factory of the Australian Catholic University.

(2) Over the past three years the ACT Government has allocated some $28 000 to the ARTS Factory to run a series of programs in support of strengthening Indigenous school communities. It has done this through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) program, for which grants are awarded on a competitive basis to providers of adult (not school) education programs. In 2006, the ARTS Factory will receive $14 751 to run a program entitled The Three C's (Culture, Communication and Connectedness), building on the success of the previous three programs.

Housing ACT-property values

(Question No 878)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

What is the estimated total value of Housing ACT properties where the tenant is (a) in receipt of a rental rebate and (b) a full market renter.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) $2.556b

(b) $0.426b

Housing ACT-property allocations

(Question No 879)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

(1) Further to the response to question on notice No 769, in the first half of 2005-06 did Housing ACT meet its target of allocating the majority of vacant properties within 29 days from the date the property was first vacated; if not, what is being done to ensure targets are reached in the second half of the 2005-06 financial year;

(2) What percentage of properties were allocated in the first half of 2005-06 within 29 days from the date the property was first vacated.

Mr Hargreaves

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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