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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2707 ..

(3) Were all the scratchie tickets utilised during the surveying period;

(4) If there are residual number tickets, what, if anything, is planned for their use. Where and by whom are they being stored;

(5) If there is a surplus of tickets, will the Minister ensure the surplus is returned to the original supplying outlet for a refund. If not, why not.

(6) When preparing the survey, is the government aware of whether any other forms of incentive schemes were considered to be a part of the surveying process to obtain information from ACT Housing tenants.

(7) Can you provide documentary evidence of the purchase of the tickets to indicate how much was expended, by whom, and how many $5 scratchies were purchased;

(8) Were the tickets purchased by an ACT Housing officer or did the Minister's office arrange the purchase;

(9) Was a purchasing order or some form of expenditure authorisation signed off by the relevant departmental officer.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) A copy of the survey cannot be provided at this time, however, a copy will be included in the final report on the survey when it is publicly released.

(2-9) The conduct of the survey and any associated activities are managed by the consultants. The Government does not intend to comment on this matter, although it is understood that unused tickets were returned to their source.

Community Linkages program

(Question No 790)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to Community Linkages and support activities at public housing properties:

(1) Please provide a list of all public housing complexes presently involved in the Community Linkages program, including details of all persons associated with the program, including contact details, in relation to each complex;

(2) Specifically, further to (1), in relation to activities either already underway or planned for the immediate future at each complex please confirm the details of all organisations, including their representative(s), currently involved in programs, including but not limited to Community Linkages, and plans for future involvement of other parties, if any;

(3) Please provide details of the precise role expected of each participant / organisation in this area, including copies of any documentation detailing such responsibilities;

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