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Housing ACT tenants do not pay more than 30% of their income on rent and debt repayments, as this is regarded as the threshold after which tenants are in housing stress. Housing ACT encourages tenants to pay at least $15 per week to repay arrears. This means that for larger debts, tenants can enter into repayment agreements stretching over several years, whilst for smaller debts, the repayment agreements can only be for a shorter time.

(8) See answer to Question (3).

(9) Not all tenants have a twelve month agreement. See answer to questions (3) and (7). Any tenant who does not comply with a CTPO would be at risk, however Housing ACT cannot speculate on whether tenants who are currently on a CTPO are likely to breach the order. Where a tenant on a CTPO has breached the repayment requirements (including the period of repayment imposed by the ACAT) Housing ACT may refer the matter back to the ACAT for a new CTPO.

(10) This information is kept on individual tenant files and is not easily retrievable. If a tenant was to seek an extension of time, Housing ACT would negotiate with tenants depending on their income and other circumstances that may impact on their repayment capacity.

(11) See answer to question (10)

Roads—driving offences
(Question No 253)

Mr Wall asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 19 March 2014 (redirected to the Attorney-General):

(1) How many drivers have been charged with dangerous driving offences, including reckless driving and burnouts since 1 June 2013.

(2) In what suburb did the offences occur.

(3) How many vehicles have been impounded or confiscated as a result of these charges.

(4) What is the (a) longest and (b) shortest period a vehicle has been confiscated or impounded as a result of offences in part (1).

(5) How many drivers have been fined as a result of these offences.

(6) What is the total amount of revenue collected from fines as a result of these offences.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is ACT Policing records show the following:

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