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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2444 ..


As described above, the ACT Government does not separately meter nor collect data for its own operations that is configured at a level of detail that discriminates between the different uses of gas, i.e. the proportions of gas consumption devoted to (a) space heating, (b) water heating, and (c) cooking.

(Graph available at the Chamber Support Office).

ACT Institutions

The ACT Government does not collect data at a level of detail that differentiates uses of gas, i.e. the proportions of gas consumption devoted to (a) space heating, (b) water heating, and (c) cooking in institutions such as universities, cultural, or sports facilities. Moreover, the ACT does not collect gas consumption data from all the institutions that fall into the categories of universities, cultural or sports facilities, and the ACT Government has no mandate to collect this information.


Education—ACT Recovery College(Question No 286)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

(1) When was the ACT Recovery College opened and why was it established.

(2) What services and support did the college provide.

(3) How many patients/clients has it helped and how.

(4) How many staff work at the college and what are their qualifications and roles.

(5) Is the college closing; if so, when and why.

(6) What will happen to the staff of the college.

(7) Who made the decision to close the college.

(8) What consultation occurred before the decision to close the college.

(9) How much government funding has been given to the college in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020 and (f) 2021.

(10) If the college closes, what are the alternatives for Canberrans and where can they go.

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

(1) The Recovery College Pilot (Pilot) commenced operation in January 2019. The program aimed to provide an adult learning centre at which all courses focus on an individual’s management of mental illness and promote self-directed individual recovery. The pilot was based on a model in the United Kingdom that the former Minister for Mental Health, Minister Rattenbury had visited during a visit to the United Kingdom. The early indications from the United Kingdom program showed that participants had improved self-management of mental health conditions and early policy analysis indicated the model may benefit the ACT community.


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