Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 23 August 2018) . . Page.. 3623 ..
RASH met three times this year, on 13 March, 15 May and 14 August and has one additional meeting scheduled for 2018 (November).
h. ACT Health Multicultural Reference Group.
These meetings are convened by ACT Health. CSD has attended two meetings in 2018, on 8 March and 2 August. Future meetings are scheduled for October and December 2018.
(2) What feedback was given to the CSD by the following groups to improve services and programs to the ACT Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community:
a. The RASH Coordination Committee provides a conduit to share information and provide invaluable policy advice to government on concerns that asylum seekers and refugees may be experiencing.
RASH Members suggested the review of the ACT Services Access Card to ensure the card continues to meet the needs of refugee and asylum seekers living in our community.
The review will consider the governance and management of the card and concessions and services provided to card holders, including identifying additional services the card could include to meet emerging needs of card holders.
b. The ACT Health Multicultural Reference Group did not provide feedback to CSD to improve services and programs. Feedback and advice is provided to ACT Health aimed at improving ACT Health services and programs for the culturally and linguistically diverse community.
(Question No 1627)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:
(1) On what date was the Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP) established for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people.
(2) For each year since the establishment of the IPFP (a) which recipients received funding for projects relating to CALD participation (b) what were the nature of the projects and (c) how much funding was granted to each of these recipients.
(3) Were there any IPFP funding applications relating to CALD participation that were rejected; if so, how many were rejected and what were the reasons for the application rejection.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. The Inclusive Participation Funding Program was established in 2012 with its primary objective to increase participation opportunities in sport and recreation for identified target populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people, older adults and people with a disability. The first round of applications opened on 5 March 2012 and closed on 10 April 2012.
2. See Attachment A for further details.