Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1091 ..
notice on 21 January 2002, when the organisation made it clear that they would not vacate the premises when their purchase agreement with the Department of Education and Community Services expired on 31 January 2002.
6. The Department of Education and Community Service's purchase agreement with the Lone Fathers' Association allocated $105,859 per annum (excluding GST). An additional $10,000 per annum was recently allocated to MAACS under the Community Capacity Building initiative.
In addition, the department allocated an additional $5,000 per annum to the Lone Fathers' Association to purchase professional supervision services to improve the performance of their workers.
The service tendered for was an extension on that previously purchased by the department. An additional $50,000 was made available from the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) for the purchase of outreach support to families who have either recently left a refuge or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
7. CANFACS will not provide accommodation to single men, single women, or single mothers with children. The evaluation of the MAACS service found that single men, living alongside fathers and their children within a relatively small family home was not suitable for vulnerable children.
Other accommodation and support options are available for single men (for example Samaritan House and Ainslie Village).