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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (19 October) . . Page.. 4629..


Work Safety Council (Acting Employee Representative) Appointment 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-215 (LR, 13 September 2010).

Work Safety Council (Acting Employee Representative) Appointment 2010 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-216 (LR, 13 September 2010).

Work Safety Council (Acting Employer Representative) Appointment 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-220 (LR, 13 September 2010).

Work Safety Council (Acting Employer Representative) Appointment 2010 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-221 (LR, 13 September 2010).

Youth transitions

Ministerial statement

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Women): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave not granted.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.43): I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Burch from making a ministerial statement concerning youth transitions.

Minister Burch has circulated a copy of her statement in advance to members. This is an important statement about issues affecting the management of young people in care, and it is appropriate that she be allowed to make the statement.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.44): The Canberra Liberals are opposing leave, and the government knows the reasons for this, and I will put them on the record. It is not because this statement was not circulated. The last time Ms Burch made a ministerial statement, she circulated a form of words, according to convention, and then she came down here and broke the convention, by essentially wandering off the reservation and making a statement that was wildly disparate from that which she gave us as her prepared speech.

I raised this with Ms Burch and Mr Corbell at the time and gave notice that, until Ms Burch apologised for her actions and undertook to mend her ways, we would not give leave. I gave this warning in June this year, and I reminded Mr Corbell yesterday that this matter had not been resolved. At any time today, Ms Burch could have done


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