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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 13 Hansard (2 December) . . Page.. 4304..


MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

by the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment, representations from community organisations such as the National Parks Association and the Conservation Council, and comments from other organisations and individuals. Where possible, the comments received have been incorporated into the plan, and I thank all those who have made a contribution.

An important aspect addressed in the plan will be the production of implementation plans. These plans will build on the framework established in the management plan by identifying specific activities for a rolling three-year program and setting achievement target dates. Implementation plans will direct annual work programs and performance indicators, will target those management aspects most in need of attention and will direct funds to achieve the objectives outlined in the management plan. It is proposed to have an implementation plan for the corridor in place 12 months from the acceptance of this management plan by the Assembly. Madam Deputy Speaker, the Government is confident that this management plan reflects the community's aspirations for the Murrumbidgee River Corridor and that it will serve to ensure the sustainable management of the corridor for years to come. I commend the plan to the Assembly.

ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY - IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF ROYAL COMMISSION
Ministerial Statement and Paper

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Madam Deputy Speaker, I ask for leave of the Assembly to make a ministerial statement on the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: Madam Deputy Speaker, I understand that it is the view of the Assembly that I should read this statement; that members are not willing to give me leave to incorporate it in Hansard.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: You have not sought leave yet.

MRS CARNELL: I seek leave to have my statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave not granted.

MRS CARNELL: Madam Deputy Speaker, I am pleased to table in the Legislative Assembly today the 1996-97 ACT Government implementation report entitled Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The Government is committed to the progressive implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The Government has approached implementation of the recommendations both literally and by seeking to address the underlying intent of the recommendations.


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