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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2445 ..


(2) See the response to Question 1 above.

(3) Between December 2019 and December 2020, approximately 234 students participated in courses offered through the Pilot. Due to the schedule of service reporting, the ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) does not have final total participation numbers for the entire Pilot at this time. Participant feedback states that courses have contributed to reduced social isolation, reduced stigma and increased social and economic participation.

(4) The Pilot employed three staff. The staff members qualifications and job roles are matters for their employer, the Mental Health Community Coalition (MHCC).

(5) The Pilot ends on 30 June 2021. During discussions with the MHCC, the MHCC Board advised ACTHD it could not continue to support the Pilot beyond 30 June 2021, including in any transitional capacity.

(6) Staff are employed by MHCC. This is a matter for the organisation.

(7) As a pilot, the Recovery College program was always due to conclude on 30 June 2021. MHCC’s advice that it cannot continue to provide this service (including in any transitional capacity) means it is necessary that the program cease while the evaluation of the service is finalised, and until further decisions can be made.

(8) ACTHD consulted with MHCC regarding the conclusion of the pilot program.

(9) Total funding of $1,078,000 was provided to the Pilot. Funding is provided on a financial year basis.

A. 2016/2017 - Nil.

B. 2017/2018 - Nil.

C. 2018/2019 - $396,000 provided to MHCC as service funding.

D. 2019/2020 - $396,000 provided to MHCC as service funding; $50,000 provided to fund the external evaluation conducted by la Trobe University; and $47,000 provided to Canberra Health Services for costs associated with participation in the Recovery College.

E. 2020/2021 $189,000 provided to MHCC as service funding for the period 01 January 2021 until 30 June 2021.

(10) Whilst the Recovery College is a unique program in its focus on mental health recovery, there are a range of more traditional education providers in the ACT. Some of these providers such as CIT, Community Colleges and the University of the Third Age offer courses that have some similar content.


Crime—catalytic converter thefts(Question No 287)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Business and Better Regulation, upon notice, on 4 June 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):

(1) Can the Minister provide, for each year since 2016, the number of reported thefts of catalytic convertors.


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