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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3047..


MS BURCH (continuing):

from a dentist and, upon receiving this advice, give consent for dental treatment and minor dental surgery that a child or young person in care may require.

The proposed amendment seeks to also include dental therapists who are registered health professionals under the health practitioner regulation national law (ACT) 2010 as being able to provide such advice and provide the recommended dental treatment or minor surgery to children and young people in care in the ACT. This amendment does not affect the capacity of a child or young person to consent to their own dental treatment.

I table the Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2010 for the consideration of members of the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne) adjourned to the next sitting.

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

Reference

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.52): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) refers to the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services for inquiry and report to the Assembly by the last sitting day in 2010:

(a) the concerns in the community of problems with building certification workmanship and warranty in unit plans and single dwellings; and

(b) the recent request from the Owners Corporation Network Inc for further investigation into the problems of building certification, and warranty in unit plans; and

(2) calls on the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services to specifically inquire into:

(a) how complaints have been and are dealt with by the ACT Government;

(b) the means of addressing building faults and poor workmanship;

(c) legislative and regulatory reform needed to prevent further problems;

(d) measures that can be taken to assist owners and owners' corporations to address current problems of building faults and poor workmanship; and

(e) the impact of the Unit Titles Act in addressing building faults and poor workmanship in unit plans in Canberra.

This motion takes as its basis the fundamental call from the Owners Corporation Network regarding building quality in the ACT—that is:


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