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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (18 October) . . Page.. 4515..


Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 43

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 43, dated 13 October 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 43 contains the committee's comments on three bills, 27 pieces of subordinate legislation, five government responses and proposed amendments. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Paper

Mrs Dunne, by leave, presented the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 7—A Review of Campaign Financing Laws in the ACT—A copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Reporting date

Motion (by Ms Bresnan), by leave, agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 18 August 2011, referring the matter of the Human Rights Commission Report into the ACT Youth Justice System to the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs, be amended by omitting the words "by 20 October 2011"and substituting "by the last sitting day in November 2011.".

Sitting suspended from 12.28 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Children and young people—care and protection

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for Community Services. Minister, the Public Advocate's report of her review of the emergency response strategy for children in crisis in the ACT says of your directorate that, in engaging an NGO that was not a suitable entity to undertake residential care for children in the care of the director-general, the directorate was in breach of the Children and Young People Act. Minister, what responsibility do you take, as minister, for this breach of the law by your directorate, a law that your directorate administers?


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