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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 4589..


Aboriginal Reconciliation

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, my question is directed to the Chief Minister and deals with Aboriginal reconciliation. Chief Minister, in a document published by the ACT Government and just tabled, entitled "Implementation of the Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody - Implementation Report", the ACT Government promised to put out a community service announcement endeavouring to portray the Aboriginal community in a positive light. You can see that on pages 82 and 83. It was to go to air later this year, according to the document. In fact, it says:

The Office of Multicultural and International Affairs met with representatives from Canberra's television and radio stations to seek their support for the media campaign which will be launched later this year. There was unanimous support ...

I have not seen any such campaign yet; nor have the people that I have talked to who watch more television than I, such as my children. I believe that, as yet, there has not been a campaign, unless it was a very minor one. Would the Chief Minister please bring to the attention of members of the Assembly just what is going on with this campaign, because, after all, there are just three weeks left till Christmas?

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I will have to take it on notice. I know there was some early work done, but I do not know where it is up to; so I will take it on notice and let Mr Moore know.

Mr Moore: And the cost of it.

MRS CARNELL: And the cost of it.

I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Youth500 Scheme

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, with your indulgence: In question time earlier today the Chief Minister made a statement about Youth500. I was just wondering whether she could oblige the Assembly by providing details of where the placements were for the 500 jobs.

Mrs Carnell: You cannot ask another question.

MR CORBELL: It was with the Speaker's indulgence.


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