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Notice given 1 June 2007

3213  Senator Moore: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—With reference to material presented to the Community Affairs Committee in relation to its inquiry into petrol sniffing in remote Aboriginal communities and, specifically, to the funding provided for 12 months to the Tangentyere Council for the Yarrenyty-Arltere Learning Centre to implement community driven initiatives to combat petrol sniffing:

(1) Given that the funding was arranged during the early stage of the 8 point plan extension and that the funding is due to run out at the end of June 2007, in what way will the Government ensure that on-going funding is provided to the program.

(2) (a) Given that the 8 point plan region has an allocation of funds to provide youth worker accommodation in a number of remote communities, including four in southern Northern Territory, what percentage of the funds have been used and how many accommodation units have been built; and (b) what percentage of the completed accommodation is currently being used by youth workers.