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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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Home Insulation Program

(Question No. 614)


Mr Fletcher asked the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, in writing, 20 September 2011:

In respect of the Home Insulation Program (HIP) and the programs that were established following the closure of the HIP (such as the Home Insulation Safety Program and the Industry Assistance Package), (a) how many claims has he received in respect of these programs under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (b) at what stage is consideration of each claim at, and (c) when does he expect to be making final decisions on these claims.


Mr Combet: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Thirty-two claims under the Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA Scheme) have been received.

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is currently engaging with the claimants and considering the claims. It is the Department’s practice to undertake a preliminary assessment of each claim and request further information from the claimant as necessary. The Department will consider any further information which is provided and will give the claimant the opportunity to comment on all relevant material proposed to be put before the decision maker. Claims will not be finally decided before all relevant information, including any further information and comments provided by the claimant, has been considered.

No claims have yet been finally decided. Due to the complexity of the claims and the level of consultation with claimants, it is not possible to advise of a timeframe as to when the claims will be finally decided.