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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 25 February 2010) . . Page.. 800 ..


(13) Are the services, programs or activities of Victim Support ACT in any way duplicating some of the services, whether government or non-government, of other support agencies for victims of crime; if so, what (a) are the areas of duplication, (b) is the difference in the type of services available from the staff of Victim Support ACT, and non-government specialist victim service providers and (c) is being done to work with other agencies in order to reduce client waiting lists, or to reduce under-utilisation of funded services.

(14) What proportion of funding directed to victims of crime is directed to (a) Victims Support ACT and (b) non-government agencies offering comparable services.

(15) How many external Approved Service Providers (third party) are currently registered with Victim Support ACT to provide victims with essential support services.

(16) Of those third parties identified in part (15), (a) how many are being paid for services rendered in the current financial year and (b) what was the average cost per hour for these Approved Service Providers in (i) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

(17) How many client cases did salaried staff of Victim Support ACT manage during (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

(18) How many case managers (full-time equivalent) are currently employed by Victim Support ACT.

(19) What is the average annual cost per client for using the services of Victims Support ACT, including costs for Approved Service Providers and salaried staff.

(20) What proportion of funding to Victim Support ACT was directed to (a) actual service delivery to clients and (b) administrative costs in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09.

(21) Is there a perceived or actual conflict of interest for the position of the Victims of Crime Co ordinator in also performing the functions of Director, Victim Support ACT, where Victim Support ACT is a government service provider.

(22) Is there a perceived or actual conflict of interest for Victim Support ACT in managing the funding contract for another service provider where both service providers effectively have funds sourced from the same government budget line.

(23) What measures are in place to deal with those potential conflicts referred to in parts (21) and (22).

(24) How is the Victims of Crime Co-ordinator managing funds for community organisations, as well as managing referrals to such organisations, in order to reduce waiting lists for victims by utilising existing non-government specialised victim services.

(25) In relation to measures introduced in 2007 to increase revenue to fund enhanced services to victims of crime, specifically a $10 levy on all offences where a court fine was imposed and an increase of $10 to all traffic infringement penalties, (a) what proportion and how much of this increased revenue has been directed to non-government agencies in 2008-09, (b) what proportion and how much has been directed to Victim Support ACT and (c) how is Victim Support ACT using this additional funding.


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