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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 1428..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

Mr Speaker, in the second half of 2007, the Children and Young People Commissioner will establish an advisory group of young people to develop a website to inform young people of opportunities for participation and consultation. We are also developing a number of strategies to assist young people transitioning to longer-term accommodation, transitioning from Quamby and who are in foster care and have attained the age of 18 years but are still attending school. Funding of $3 million per year is provided for 10 supported accommodation assistance program services for young people. All SAAP services are designed to support people to transition to sustainable, long-term accommodation.

There are many successes to date highlighted in the progress report of the young people's plan 2004-2008. In tabling this progress report, I would like to acknowledge the work of my colleagues, their respective departments and many community agencies for their ongoing commitment to the young people of Canberra. I look forward to future reports and achievements as we address and respond to our commitment as a community and government to all young people and commend this report to the Assembly.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Debate (on motion by Dr Foskey ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991—schedule of leases

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 216A—Schedules—Leases granted, together with lease variations and change of use charges for the period 1 January to 31 March 2007—

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Section 216A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 specifies that a statement be tabled in the Legislative Assembly outlining details of leases granted by direct grant; leases granted to community organisations; leases granted for less than market value; and leases granted over public land. The schedule I now table covers leases granted for the period 1 January 2007 to 31 March 2007. During the quarter, fifteen leases were issued by direct grant.


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