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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 6 Hansard (23 May) . . Page.. 1749 ..


Debate resumed from 18 April 1996, on motion by Mrs Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Community Housing Program

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Housing and Family Services) (6.44): Mr Speaker, I just informed Ms Reilly that I would be making a short statement in relation to a question she asked me. I have some further information in relation to that. The submission for 1995-96 she referred to was signed off by me in January and went to the Federal Minister for approval. Since February there has been a change of government. The submission fully expended all allocated funds for 1995-96, with a forward commitment for 1996-97 of $230,000 for CHASACT. Considering the changes to the Commonwealth-State housing arrangement and the Federal funding constraints, no commitment can be given that funding, either whole or part, for 1995-96 will be carried forward if the new Federal Minister does not approve the submission before 30 June 1996. I will be contacting the new Federal Minister to chase up this matter, Mr Speaker, and I have informed Ms Reilly accordingly.

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