Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (22 April) . . Page.. 1261 ..
Mr Moore: The response from the Department of Health and Community Care is as follows:
At the outset. I would like to clarify the ACT Government's position regarding the ACTIV League and the 'Survival' Report, 1997. ACTIV League was an unincorporated body, funded through a contract established between the Department of Health and Community Care and Assisting Drug Dependents Incorporated (ADDInc), as the auspicing body. The Department did not have a separate contractual relationship with ACTIV. The Government had, and still has, a commitment to effective peer based education and support programs for injecting drug users.
The Management Committee of ADDInc contracted a consultant to review the operations of ACTIV in 1997. The ACT Government neither endorsed the review of ACTIV League, nor the subsequent report at that time. The Government acknowledges however that the lack of coordination between ADDInc and ACTIV League adversely affected the delivery of services
to the clients at that time. The Department's priority has been to ensure that services are delivered effectively, initially through negotiation with ADDInc, and more recently with CIN as the successful agency in the recent tender process.