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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 2 Hansard (19 February) . . Page.. 361..


Mr Speaker (continuing):

Presentation of Gallop Report by the Chief Minister.

Question Time.

Schedule of relevant committees to be consulted pursuant to the Statutory Appointments Act 1994 in relation to appointments made by Ministers to statutory offices.

Board of inquiry into disability services

Papers

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women) (3.48): Mr Speaker, in accordance with section 14A of the Inquiries Act 1991, I present the following papers:

Inquiries Act-

Board of Inquiry into Disability Services' interim and final reports, dated 1 June 2001 and 18 December 2001; respectively.

Joint statement by Dr Penny Gregory, Chief Executive, Department of Health and Community Care and Ms Glenys Beauchamp, Executive Director, Community Health, relating to the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services Final Report, dated 16 February 2002

Response to the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services prepared by Michael Szwarcbord and Lynne Grayson, dated 19 February 2002

Office of the Community Advocate Response to aspects of the Gallop Report, dated 19 February 2002.

I ask for leave to move a motion authorising the publication of the interim and final reports and the three statements.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I move:

That the papers be authorised for publication

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I move:

That the report be noted.

As members know, the process of establishing and conducting a government inquiry into disability services began on 31 August 2000, when a motion proposing an Assembly committee inquiry was put to the Assembly following the deaths of three clients in government run residential services in Canberra.


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