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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . . Page.. 193..


MR HANSON (continuing):

I am confident that I will get the quality and the quantity of answers that I will need to lead a very well informed and well targeted policy development. Each of them will be policies that will have been shaped by the experts and by the needs of the community. The first forum that we will be conducting will be conducted on primary health in the ACT on 30 March at 6.30. I am very pleased to announce that the guest speaker will be Dr Paul Jones, the president of the ACT AMA. I would cordially invite any members of the Assembly and Ms Gallagher, if you would like to contribute—

Ms Gallagher: It is already in my diary.

MR HANSON: Very good. I hope you will not be coming there and expressing these negative comments. It is an optimistic, forward-looking forum and not an opportunity for negative construct.

In conclusion, this is a somewhat new approach to policy development, and I do encourage all to participate. This is an opportunity for the experts and the community alike to help shape our health system of the future. I hope at least you, Madam Assistant Speaker, if not others, are as enthusiastic as I am about working together to come up with some great new ideas. Thank you.

Canberra—safety and vibrancy

Paper and statement by member

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo), by leave: I present the following paper:

Results of Greens consultation on proposals for a safer and more vibrant Canberra—Summary paper.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: In September 2009 the Greens released a discussion paper titled Reducing alcohol related violence: a new framework for the ACT, which I have previously tabled in the Assembly. We conducted a three-month consultation period and received a strong level of support for the nine proposals in our paper.

The submissions received have been summarised in the paper I table today, which is titled Summary paper—results of Greens consultation on proposals for a safer and more vibrant Canberra. I commend the paper to members to have a read of because I think some of the feedback received is very interesting.

Canberra—nightlife

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (3:48): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognises the importance of promoting a safe and vibrant Canberra nightlife;


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