Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5606 ..
The same reason may be used for possession of more than one firearm. There is no legislated limit on the number of firearms an individual may possess; however, a ‘genuine reason’ must be established for each category of firearm for which a person wishes to be licensed and a ‘good reason’ must be established for each permit to acquire.
Shooting clubs, as composite entity licence holders, sometimes possess firearms for the use of members who may not possess firearms themselves.
Disability services—social inclusion
Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Lee on Thursday, 26 October 2017):
• The provision of services to NDIS participants is a Commonwealth responsibility. The NDIS provide information about their services in a range of languages to meet the needs of people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
• The NDIA has released details of a new ‘pathway’ designed to significantly improve the experience people and organisations have with the NDIS. The pathway refers to the experience participants have from their first interaction to their ongoing engagement with the NDIS. Work is also underway to develop tailored pathways to ensure the NDIA has the right response for all participants, including people with psychosocial disability, children, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with more complex needs.
• In 2015-16, the ACT Government funded Wellways Australia, Community Connections and Imagine More to deliver the Your Voice, Your Choice Program. The aim of the program was to raise awareness about the NDIS among people who have traditionally not engaged with the disability or mental health service systems. The Your Voice, Your Choice program directly engaged with 44 people who identified as coming from a CALD background in the ACT.
• In 2016-17 the ACT Government Participation (Multicultural) Grants round, provided $2,091 to People with Disabilities ACT to facilitate community engagement with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability.
ACT Health—aluminium cladding
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Lawder on Wednesday, 1 November 2017):
I was first made aware of the five additional ACT Health buildings containing Polyethylene Aluminium Composite Panels on 20 October 2017.