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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 31 March 2011) . . Page.. 1254 ..


(2) For (a) the period 1 January to 30 June 2011 and (b) 2011-12, what projects and programs are planned to be undertaken towards delivery of this commitment and how much money is committed for each project or program.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes, the Government has delivered on the expansion of the Refugee Transitional Housing Program. The program is an asset program and utilises properties for short to medium term accommodation whilst they are awaiting redevelopment.

(a) In 2009-10 the program delivered a total of 23 properties for use. The maximum number of properties available at any one time was 14 and the minimum number of properties available at any one time was 6 during this period. The funds expended were $59,189.00. This period includes one private rental subsidy property.

(b) 1 July to 31 December 2010 the program delivered a total of 16 properties for use. The maximum number of properties available at any one time was 16 properties and the minimum number of properties available at any one time was 13. The funds expended were $27,734.00. This period includes one private rental subsidy property.

(2) (a) 1 January to 30 June 2011 the program is continuing with 14 properties currently available for use. The funds expended were $1,586.00 as many of these properties carried over from the 2010 period. Existing program and supports will remain in place. Funding will be from within existing resources.

(b) In 2011-12, The Refugee Transitional Housing Program will continue to provide up to 16 properties for use. Up to $5,000 to bring each property up to standard has been committed for use as necessary.

Public service—annual leave(Question No 1514)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) What is the policy of Housing ACT as to the quantum of annual leave that staff can accumulate before being encouraged to take leave.

(2) Do staff lose annual leave entitlements if they do not take leave; if so, what are the policy rules that apply in that circumstance.

(3) What was the quantum of annual leave liability as at 31 December 2010 in both (a) hours and (b) dollars.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) and (2)

The provision and use of annual leave is prescribed in the Department Of Disability, Housing and Community Services Enterprise Agreement 2010 – 2011 which states at Section F, Leave:


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