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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1247..


MS DUNDAS (continuing):

Brian was able to move from activism on police policy and practice to lobbying on mental health services more generally. He had a strong interest in prevention strategies and advocated the separation of mental health funding into prevention and treatment streams. He worked to end discrimination against people living with a mental illness. He was a representative and a member of so many boards and committees as a tireless advocate of those suffering from mental illness.

We will miss his passion and his work, but I know that there are many out there who will continue to work on the legacy that he has left behind and improve on the work that has been done with the ACT mental health system over the last 10 years.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Leave of absence to member

Motion (by Mr Wood ) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to Mrs Cross for today, 30 March 2004.

Privileges 2004-Select Committee

Report

MS TUCKER (10.47): I present the following report:

Privileges 2004-Select Committee-Report-Report on whether the actions of the Chair of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment with regard to the distribution of a flyer in her name at the Belconnen Markets did constitute a contempt of the Assembly, dated 19 March 2004, together with copies of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

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

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That the report be noted.

This reference occurred on 10 February 2004 and the committee had the task of looking at whether the production of the flyer by the chair of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment did constitute a contempt. The committee, having determined that the words of Mrs Dunne's flyer were unambiguous, then moved on to determine whether the tests of contempt applied in this case.


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