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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2537..


the independent assessment of DAs and that we do not, because we have now moved it all into one big government directorate, lose one of the pluses of the independent system, that of an independent chief planning executive. I understand that this position is now also the position held by the Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.

The Greens are very much in favour of the concept of moving planning, transport and all the other physical things together. We do not oppose this in any way. We just draw the Assembly's attention to this potential problem.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Orders of the day—postponement

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That orders of the day Nos 5, 6 and 7, Executive business, relating to the Planning and Building Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, the Gaming Machine (Club Governance) Amendment Bill 2011 and ACT light rail—Proposal to Infrastructure Australia—Motion to take note of paper, respectively, be postponed until the next sitting.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—human rights

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (11.51): I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 8 December 2010 that required the Attorney-General to direct the Human Rights Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive human rights audit into conditions of detention in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and report to the Assembly by 30 June 2011 be amended by omitting the words "30 June 2011"and substituting "31 July 2011".

On 8 December last year the Assembly resolved to call on me as the minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission Act 2005 to direct the Children and Young People Commissioner to undertake an inquiry into the youth justice system in the ACT, including Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and Community Youth Justice and report to the Assembly by 30 June 2011, and to direct the human rights commissioner to undertake a comprehensive human rights audit into the conditions of detention in Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and report to the Assembly by 30 June 2011.

On 7 January 2011 I wrote to the Children and Young People Commissioner and the Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner, directing the Human Rights Commission to conduct an inquiry in the terms set out in the Assembly resolution. I


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