Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 668 ..
be determined based on the results of the trial including the area’s carrying capacity.
(b) There is no specific area for reintroduction but predator control is currently implemented across approximately 8,000 ha to support the trial.
(c) The trial was initiated on the 8 August 2016 and is likely to conclude in March 2017.
(3) This initiative is not a full scale translocation project. It is a trial designed to test methods which might lead project partners to determine if a full scale translocation could be possible.
Dr. Nicola Munro, Helen Crisp and Prof. Adrian Manning from the Australian National University’s Fenner School have guided the decision making associated with the trial release.
(4) Yes. The multi-phased design of this project, including a feasibility trial, goes above and beyond the reasonable standards suggested in the IUCN Guidelines.
The entire project is approved by the Australian National University (ANU) Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee (AEEC). The bettongs were only released when pre-determined levels of fox activity (detections on a camera network) were met.
Housing—social housing costs
(Question No 7)
Mr Parton asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 16 December 2016:
(1) In relation to social housing for (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015 16 and (e) for the 2016-17 budget, could the Minister provide a table showing the total operating cost amount spent by the Government on its social housing stock (as opposed to that owned and also separately funded by community service providers), divided into (i) payments to Spotless for repairs and maintenance, (ii) payments to Spotless for other services, (iii) total payments to Spotless, (iv) major refurbishments (if separate to (i)), (v) tenant relocations and transfer costs, (vi) interest expenses, (vii) the Community Services Directorate’s administrative expenses (and separately identified, those for Housing ACT as applicable), related to management of the social housing function, (viii) the Community Services Directorate’s staff salaries (and separately identified, those for Housing ACT as applicable), related to management of the social housing function, (ix) other operating costs (separate to those above) expended by the Community Services Directorate (and separately identified, those for Housing ACT as applicable), in relation to management and provision of social housing, (x) total staff full time equivalent paid by the Community Services Directorate and also by Housing ACT in relation to the social housing function, (xi) total rent received each year from tenants of social housing and (xii) the total number of properties for each year that the rental income is related to.
(2) What operating cost budgets, for the 2016-17 Budget, have been allocated by other Directorates in relation to support for, or management of, the ACT social housing function.