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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1302..


(6) A similar system is currently not in use in NSW. Interoperability during joint operations will be achieved by providing mobile terminals to vehicles and aircraft deployed in support of the ESA when required in the communications plan. Voice radio communications remain the primary means of interoperability during operations.

(7) See (6)

Commonwealth-state housing agreement

(Question No 994)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

For the years (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05, (e) 2005-06 and (f) 2006-07 projected, (i) how much funding agreed to under the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) was granted to the ACT, (ii) how much funding was granted to public/community housing as a condition of the CSHA, (iii) what are the specific details of the breakdown of CSHA funding between the Commonwealth and the ACT and (iv) what extra funding has been injected into public housing by the ACT Government and how has the funding been used.

Mr Hargreaves

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

The Table below provides details of the funding for Housing for the years 2001-02 to 2006-07, including the breakdown of the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) funding and that proportion of the funding attributable to community housing.

The Table also shows the additional funding provided by the Government for those years. The funds have been spent in accordance with the purpose for which they were appropriated, i.e. either to meet specific costs for devolved functions or to meet fire safety work requirements at the multi-unit properties or to acquire additional properties.

(Copy of the table is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Housing—waiting list

(Question No 995)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

(1) How many people were on the public housing waiting list in February (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004, (d) 2005 and (e) 2006;

(2) Of those listed in part (1) how many were (a) single, (b) part of a couple, (c) part of a couple with dependent children and (d) single parents with dependent children;

(3) What was the average waiting period for applicants on the public housing waiting list in February (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004, (d) 2005 and (e) 2006.

Mr Hargreaves

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


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