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(4) The Program aims to provide a service coordination point for other community service providers in the ACT and works with a wide range of service providers and NGOs to best support the diverse needs of the clients. Clients access the service voluntarily and the length of time a client engages with the Program varies based on the individual’s needs. As such, clients do not ‘complete’ the Program - the depth and duration of every client’s engagement varies. ACTCS therefore cannot provide ‘completion’ data.

(5) As clients voluntarily engage with the Program, the frequency and consistency of engagement varies greatly among participants depending on individual circumstances. ACTCS does not record data for specific drop off points of participants in the Program.

(6) The Program does not provide a handover service, as a client’s participation in the program is voluntary. The Program works collaboratively with other service providers for the duration of a client’s voluntary engagement with the service.

(7) The Program works primarily with the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS), but is also connected with Tjillari Justice Aboriginal Corporation and Gugan Gulwan to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Additionally, as part of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s Community Justice Program, the ALS is contracted to provide throughcare support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Boomanulla Oval
(Question No 1448)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) Given that on 12 April 2018 the Minister responded to question on notice No 1057 stating that whilst the Request for Tender processes is worked through, the ACT Government will commence interim work at Boomanulla Oval to enable the facility to reopen to the community later this year for information recreational and cultural use, (a) can the Minister provide further detail on the timeline for commencing and completing this work, (b) can the Minister provide a definition of what informal recreational and cultural use entails, (c) can the Minister confirm who will undertake the interim management of this facility, (d) what will be the process for community groups, sporting clubs and indigenous stakeholders to request access to this facility and (e) will there be charges associated with this use of Boomanulla; if so, what will they be.

(2) Can the Minister clarify why Boomanulla is being positioned as a cultural facility when the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre already operates at Yarramundi.

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


a) On 21 May, clean-up works commenced at Boomanulla Oval, including a full damage assessment to better inform the interim works required to reactivate the

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