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Monday, 29 May 2006
Page: 167


Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Community Services, in writing, on 9 May 2006:

(1)   What funding was provided by the Commonwealth for the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, (d) 2004-2005, and (e) 2005-2006.

(2)   Has there been any change in the level of Commonwealth funding in that period.


Mr John Cobb (Minister for Community Services) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   SAAP funding figures up to and including 2004-05 are available in the annual data reports for SAAP, Homeless People in SAAP - SAAP NDC Annual Report (available on-line at www.aihw.gov.au). They are also published in the statistical supplement to the Report on Government Services (available online at www.pc.gov.au/gsp/). Australian Government funding for 2005-06 is $178,530,000.

(2)   See response to part (1) above.