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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 10 April 2008) . . Page.. 1377 ..


What funds have been (a) provided for indigenous housing by the ACT Government for (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04, (iii) 2004-05, (iv) 2005-06 and (v) 2006-07 and (b) budgeted for indigenous housing by the ACT Government for 2007-08;

What funds have been provided or budgeted for indigenous housing in the ACT by the Federal Government in each of the years listed in part (1);

Which organisations receive funds to provide housing for indigenous people in the ACT;

What arrangements are in place to ensure appropriate coordination in the utilisation of the funds provided by the Federal and ACT Governments for indigenous housing in the ACT;

What processes are in place to ensure the appropriate acquittal of the funds provided by the ACT Government for indigenous housing;

What evaluation of programs under which funding is provided for the provision of housing for indigenous people in the ACT has been undertaken; if evaluation has taken place, what have been the outcomes; if there have not been any evaluations, why not.

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

Funds specifically identified and budgeted for indigenous housing assistance provided by the ACT Government were:

i.

2002-03 $0.350m

ii.

2003-04 $0.350m plus funding of $3.2m was identified from the $33.2m 3rd Appropriation for the implementation of an Indigenous boarding house network

iii.

2004-05 $0.350m

iv.

2005-06 $0.350m

v.

2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 of the $10m identified in the 2006-07 Budget for expanding public housing, $1.5m was earmarked for expanding housing for Indigenous families in the ACT.

Funds provided to Housing ACT for Indigenous housing by the Australian Government were:

i.

2002-03 $Nil

ii.

2003-04 $Nil

iii.

2004-05 $Nil

iv.

2005-06 $0.050m

v.

2006-07 $0.439m

vi.

2007-08 $0.439m

Billabong Aboriginal Corporation and Inanna Inc are funded through the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program. Gugan Gulwan Youth Corporation and Winnunga Nimmityjah Housing Liaison Service are funded to provide outreach


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