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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1578..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

detainees in prison in the agreements. The services recognise the significant proportion of remandees and prisoners with alcohol and other drug problems and the need for continuity of care for these people before, during and after release from custody.

In relation to Winnunga providing services to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, a deed of variation was signed in December 2007 for additional funding to provide correctional outreach health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody at the Belconnen Remand Centre and the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Committee reports—government responses

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (2.44): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Education, Training and Young People—Standing Committee—Report 7—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2006-2007 (Sixth Assembly)—Government response.

Health and Disability—Standing Committee—Report 5—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2006-2007 (Sixth Assembly)—Government response.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee—Report 33—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2006-2007 (Sixth Assembly)—Government response.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 14—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2006-2007 (Sixth Assembly)—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased to present the government's responses to four Sixth Assembly standing committee reports and the 2006-07 annual and financial reports of ACT government agencies. There is no government response to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs as it advised the Assembly on 25 June that the committee had resolved not to inquire further in the 2006-07 agency annual and financial reports.

As the final reports were tabled just before the end of the last Assembly, the presentation of the responses was delayed because of the 2008 election and the subsequent need to check on and incorporate any changes to the responses that flowed from the implementation of the new administrative arrangements for the Seventh Assembly.

In keeping with past practice, I am tabling responses to all four standing committee reports together. This is because the standing committee reports generally cover more than one minister and more than one portfolio. In certain cases issues raised in the reports apply across departments and agencies.


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