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Question Without Notice No. 372 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2017 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon P.C. Tinley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 15 August 2017

HOUSING AUTHORITY — THREE-STRIKES POLICY
      372. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Housing:
I refer to the Housing Authority's disruptive behaviour strategy, or the three-strikes policy. Since January 2016 —
      (1) How many children have been evicted from Housing Authority properties as a result of the three-strikes policy?
      (2) Of these children, how many were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent?
      (3) How many women have been evicted from Housing Authority properties as a result of the three-strikes policy?
      (4) Of these women, how many were experiencing domestic violence?
      (5) How many people who have been evicted as a result of the three-strikes policy had mental health issues?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Housing.
      (1)–(5) The Department of Community Services advises that it does not collate this information. The provision to the Department of Community Services of information relating to a person's cultural identity and mental health status is voluntary. The Department of Community Services does not collect the information in the format requested.