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MR SMYTH (continuing):

issue. I thank the chair for her leadership and I acknowledge the support that we have had from the secretariat.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Health, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Health, Community and Social Services. At a private meeting on 20 January 2010, the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into respite care services in the ACT. The following terms of reference were adopted at the private meeting on 27 January 2010: to inquire into and report on government and non-government respite care services in the ACT, with particular reference to:

  • the Auditor-General's report No 3 of 2009, Management of Respite Services in the ACT;
  • the needs of care recipients (including children, teenagers and adults with a disability, elderly people, people with mental health issues and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds) and their carers;
  • the needs of staff who provide respite care, including working conditions and training;
  • the range, availability and suitability of respite care services, including any unmet need;
  • the interaction between government and non-government providers of respite care;
  • the experience of service users who utilise government and non-government providers of respite care; and
  • any other related matter.

The committee is expecting to report to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT before the end of 2010.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Paper and statement by chair

MS PORTER (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services, I present the following paper:

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Inquiry into the RZ3 and RZ4 residential redevelopment policies in inner north Canberra—Discussion paper, dated 4 February 2010.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MS PORTER: Mr Speaker, as you know, this inquiry was referred to this committee by the ACT Legislative Assembly on 25 June 2009 for inquiry and report. At that time the Minister for Planning, in speaking to his motion to refer the inquiry, said:


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