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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4512 ..


(a) In the ACT, during 2015-16, 977 clients were living in public or community housing at the end of support and 705 clients were living in private housing or other at the end of support.

(b) Outcome data for individual clients across the homelessness services sector is collected and reported by AIHW through the Specialist Homelessness Collection which is available on an annual basis. 2016-17 data will be available in 2018.

(19) Specialist Homelessness Services data does not separate out public and community housing.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—alcohol and drug rehabilitation
(Question No 470)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:

(1) In relation to the strategic priority for the Minister’s directorate (Annual Report 2015-2016) to provide increased tobacco, alcohol and other drug treatment services, including supportive accommodation, with regards to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, what alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities are available for members of the ACT indigenous community.

(2) What is the capacity of each facility.

(3) What is the utilisation of each facility.

(4) How many of these are specifically and only available for the indigenous community.

(5) How many are run by the indigenous organisations and registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC).

(6) Of those not run by indigenous organisations, what level of cultural care is provided in these facilities.

(7) How many indigenous patients/ clients attend in each facility listed in part (1).

(8) How many indigenous patients/ clients travel outside of the ACT.

(9) Where in New South Wales are patients in Canberra referred to, when they cannot attend a centre in the ACT.

(10) How often are patients turned away from the facilities listed in part (1).

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. Residential beds and/or and day place rehabilitation facilities are offered by the following non-government specialist drug treatment and support services:

Karralika Programs Inc.,

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