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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3095..


(2) How will parents of people who reside in Disability Group Homes have any input in the selection of non-Government staff that will work within the Group Homes during the trial period of the use of staff from the community sector.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) The Government is undertaking a review of the role of government in the provision of disability services in the ACT. There is no pre-determined outcome for this review. There are no trials underway or being organised.

(2) Refer to answer (1).

Disability ACT

(Question No 1193)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2006:

(1) How many of the Government owned Disability Group Homes remain under the administrative and financial control of the ACT Government after the proposed trial of the use of community sector support in Government group homes;

(2) What will Disability ACT do to ensure that increasing demands for placements of people into Disability Group Homes is met.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) The Government is undertaking a review of the role of government in the provision of disability services in the ACT. There is no pre-determined outcome for this review. There are no trials underway or being organised.

(2) Vacancies occur infrequently in Individual Support Services accommodation support. If vacancies arise, they are filled based on the following criteria:

  • the individual's current supports are not sustainable,
  • the individual has high and complex needs,
  • the individual and their family/guardian are willing to be accommodated within this model of service; and
  • no other service in the ACT is able to provide the services.

Disabled persons—accommodation

(Question No 1194)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2006:

With reference to page 41, Gallop Report: Board of Inquiry into Disability Services (2001):

(1) Will Disability ACT be directed to implement Recommendation 15 indicating the Disability Program should not continue to be responsible as landlord for providing


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