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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 417..


Victims of Crime Act Review

By the end of 2009-10 financial year

Conducted within existing resources set out in the Budget.

Nil

An Issues Paper was publicly released in June 2008, seeking the community's views on issues relevant to the review.

Mental Health Act review

Stage two of the Mental Health Review is scheduled to close on 31 January 2010

Conducted within existing resources of ACT Health and JACS.

ACT Health as partner for the review is responsible for procurement and payment of any consultant fees. Justice and Community Safety engaged Professor Ian Freckelton to provide advice on a draft of the Forensic Mental Health Options paper with a total cost of $5,000.

Release of discussion papers, community consultation seminars as well as service provider and consumer roundtable. A two stage exposure draft of legislation will also occur.

Public service—departmental reviews

(Question No 497)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, on 10 December 2009:

(1) What reviews are currently being undertaken by the Minister's department.

(2) When will each review report.

(3) What is the total cost of each review.

(4) How much is being spent on consultants from outside the public service for each review.

(5) How is the community being consulted for each review.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Review

(2) Report

(3) Total Cost

(4) External Consultancies

(5) Community Consultation

Review of Weathering the Change

Mid 2010

External consultancies plus departmental staff time

$305,000

Public comment was invited on the future Climate Change Strategy and the draft Sustainable Energy Policy (currently undergoing public consultation).

Development of Future Waste Strategy

Consultants report due early 2010

External consultancies plus departmental staff time

$141,900

A draft strategy will be released for community comment, ahead of finalisation in late 2010.


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