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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4420..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

I ask that you accept the audited version of the trust financial statements and the Auditor-General's opinion. It is important that the Public Trustee's annual report is recorded as a true and correct record for members of the Assembly.

Gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex people

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs, and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People in the ACT: An Issues Paper, dated December 2002.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: This morning I tabled the Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Bill 2002. I indicated then that I would be tabling an issues paper that canvasses questions about the way ACT laws deal with these issues.

As I said, this paper forms part of the second stage of the government's law reform process, aimed at addressing discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity. The aim of the issues paper is to ensure that policy development on those issues takes into account community and stakeholder views.

Mental health services-risk of harm to clients

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs, and Minister for Women) (3.49): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Investigation into Risk of Harm to Clients of Mental Health Services-Report to the Minister for Health prepared by the Community and Health Services Complaints Commissioner, dated November 2002.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report's publication.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I move:

That the paper be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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