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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3133 ..

(4) The complexes listed at (1) above have a community room. Housing ACT's understanding is that the rooms are all used.

(5) If a community room is not in use it is a matter for the residents of the complex.

(6) This is a matter for the community of the complexes.

(7) As part of its work with tenants Housing ACT will make available a community room at complexes where the community of the complex indicates a desire to use one. The provision of a community room will not unduly affect Housing ACT's capacity to provide residential stock to eligible applicants.

Youth Legal Referral Service

(Question No 896)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney General, upon notice, on Wednesday, 27 August 2003:

In relation to the youth legal referral service:

(1) How many requests for assistance did the Youth Legal Referral Service receive for the following months:

(a) May;

(b) June;

(c) July;

(2) In what percentage of requests did the service:

(a) assist the client;

(b) not assist the client;

(c) case still in progress;

(3) What were the most common issues youth needed this service for in this three month period;

(4) How much longer does the Attorney General expect this pilot program to operate.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) During the months of May, June and July the Youth Legal Referral service dealt with 76 requests for assistance.

(a) 34 requests in May;

(b) 22 requests in June;

(c) 20 requests in July.

(2) The service was able to assist in 100% of all cases.

(3) The most common issues dealt with by First Stop involved drink driving, apprehended violence orders, employment and debt.

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