Page 1299 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, can you advise if studios can be located on current ACT Housing properties. If not, why not?

MS BURCH: I do not know the absolute answer to that. I would have thought that a family that is a public housing tenant may be going through those same pressures where the child and the house need a bit of separation—that is the benefit of Kids Under Cover if that is close to the family and remains part of the family but they have a physical space and a difference that allows for that family to resolve and to become strong again as one.

I do not believe so, but I will certainly get some clear advice.

MS LE COUTEUR: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, has the Community Services Directorate investigated the application of this program to assist kinship carers whose families may be at risk of overcrowding in their current home?

MR BURCH: I do not think there is an exclusion of these properties being used in the kinship care arrangement. It is a case by case or a family by family arrangement.

Executive contracts—disclosure of value

MR COE: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, I refer to contract 2010.15442.220, which has a title “Executive services to InTACT” provided by Maxnetwork Pty Ltd. The contract is listed on the register as a single select tender with an execution date of 16 March 2011. Why is the value of the contract not disclosed?

MR BARR: I will need to examine that contract and provide some information to the Assembly. I do not have that information in front of me. There are thousands of contracts entered into. I do not have instant recall of all them. I will seek some further information in relation to that.

MR COE: Supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, why do all other senior executives have to have their salary details disclosed but the value of the Maxnetwork contract is not published?

MR BARR: As I said in response to the earlier question, I will examine this particular issue and provide further advice to the Assembly.

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