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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2075..


unnecessarily due to an inconsistency in the delivery of its policy on debt management and notifications process.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The tenant is not in debt until the account balance falls below zero.

(2) The member's question is unclear and cannot be answered in its current form.

(3) Housing ACT does not allow tenants to fall into debt unnecessarily. The tenant will only be paid up two weeks in advance at the beginning of the fortnight.

Housing ACT-rent payments

(Question No 1110)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 9 May 2006:

What percentage of Housing ACT tenants, in receipt of some form of Centrelink payment, have their rent automatically direct debited to pay Housing ACT.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Approximately 75% of tenancies where any household member is in receipt of Centrelink payments have their rent paid automatically.

Housing ACT-HomeNet tracking system

(Question No 1111)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 9 May 2006:

(1) What steps is Housing ACT taking to purchase a new tracking system to replace the current HomeNet system;

(2) When does Housing ACT expect to bring the system on-line and how much is it anticipated to cost Housing ACT to install the new system.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Housing ACT is about to embark upon a tender process to procure a replacement system for HomeNet. The tender documents are to be issued in late May 2006.

(2) It is anticipated that the new system will be operational by January 2008. It is not appropriate to provide a cost estimate at this time given that the tender process is about to commence.

Housing ACT-performance audit

(Question No 1112)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 9 May 2006:


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