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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3292..


vision for youth justice, including Bimberi. I note that Ms Hunter has picked up the thread, and it is quite a consistent thread through the report from the commissioner, which clearly states that youth justice needs to be embedded within the community. That includes the Assembly, government, departments, members, families and broad society. I welcome that participation and I look forward to a positive contribution from all in this place where we can do better by our young people. The Human Rights Commission's report is timely given that it is two years since Bimberi was commissioned. I look forward to developing a blueprint for youth justice.

Just quickly in response to some of the comments by Mrs Dunne, I still struggle with the notion that she thinks the human rights commissioner is not transparent and is covering up. I just refer to the oversight bodies in place. Each and every week there is one of these—the human rights commissioner, the Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Public Advocate and the Official Visitor. All have a continuing oversight role in youth justice. Mrs Dunne again perpetuates an incident of self-harm that she knows was independently reviewed. It has been said in this place that it was independently reviewed and recommendations were implemented. But that does not suit her rhetoric. It is just appalling that she continues to peddle misinformation.

On the budget, the budget was transferred with $5.8 million, plus $700,000-odd on transfer. But I would also—

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Ms Burch, would you sit down? Can you stop the clock for a moment, please. On a point of order, Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: I would ask you to ask the minister to withdraw the accusation that I peddle misinformation in this place. It is unparliamentary and it implies that I mislead this place.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Ms Burch, would you withdraw it?

MS BURCH: In response to that, I have been in this place and I have said that that incident was reviewed independently and Mrs Dunne has indicated that it was not.

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Ms Burch. Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: Did I hear you, Madam Deputy Speaker, ask Ms Burch to withdraw?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Yes. I was asking her to withdraw and she spoke again.

Mrs Dunne: And she spoke over you so that either she was ignoring your ruling or did not want to hear your ruling.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: She did not hear me, I do not think. I do not think she heard me, Mrs Dunne. Ms Burch, I would like you to—


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