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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 12 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 3891..


MR RUGENDYKE (continuing):

As well as those dissents, I have added other comments, not in disagreement but to add to the report.

Mr Speaker, I congratulate the committee. I thank the chairman for the tolerance he showed to my position and his respect for the view that I came to the inquiry with. I believe that the report we came down with, both the majority report and the dissent I added, is a very comprehensive and useful report for people in the industry and for others who may wish to read it to decide on how best to deal with cannabis use in our young people. I thank the committee for its assistance. I enjoyed this inquiry immensely, and I look forward to other inquiries of this calibre.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Care) (7. 38): So that I can get under way in implementing the excellent improvements recommended by the committee, I move:

That the debate be adjourned.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.

JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY - STANDING COMMITTEE

Report No 11 of 2000

Mr HARGREAVES (7. 39): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to present Report No 11 of 2000 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety.

Leave granted.

Mr HARGREAVES: I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety - Standing Committee - Report No 11 - Committee visit to Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia: Third interim report in the prison series, dated 6 December 2000, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

A quick look at this report will make it clear that the trip Mr Kaine and I undertook with our committee support was anything but a junket. Indeed, had the minister done such a trip, perhaps we would have less to argue about.

I would like to address in detail only one recommendation, recommendation 1. The phrase "in the absence of any alternative competitive model proposed by the soon - to - be - commenced prison consultancy" overly complicates the recommendation, in my view. Essentially, the jurisdictions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern


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