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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 525..


Electricity Feed-in (Large-scale Renewable Energy Generation) Act-Electricity Feed-in (Large-scale Renewable Energy Generation) FiT Capacity Release Determination 2012 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2012-1 (LR, 5 January 2012).

Financial Management Act-Financial Management (Territory Authorities) Guidelines 2012 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2012-4 (LR, 9 January 2012).

Magistrates Court Act-Magistrates Court (Working with Vulnerable People Infringement Notices) Regulation 2012-Subordinate Law SL2012-3 (LR, 2 February 2012).

Nature Conservation Act-Nature Conservation (Species and Ecological Communities) Declaration 2012 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2012-11 (LR, 2 February 2012).

Public Sector Management Act-Public Sector Management Amendment Standards 2012 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2012-9 (LR, 2 February 2012).

Road Transport (General) Act-Road Transport (Offences) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No 1)-Subordinate Law SL2012-2 (LR, 27 January 2012).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act-Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regular Route Services Maximum Fares Determination 2012 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2012-10 (LR, 31 January 2012).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act and the Road Transport (General) Act-Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No 1)-Subordinate Law SL2012-1 (LR, 19 January 2012).

Petition-Out of order

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders-Yerrabi Pond waterfront area-Parking-Dr Bourke (163 signatures).

Youth justice-prevention, diversion and young offenders

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Bresnan be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

Prevention, diversion and young offenders.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (3.40): The ACT Greens have raised this matter of public importance today because we believe it is important that we have strong leadership and a clear vision for the youth justice system. In recent times we have seen a continued focus on incarceration, and strengthening a system to ensure we can fit them all in. We live in a city where, for the most part, young people make a positive contribution. Indeed, the majority of young people in the ACT are seeking education, training or employment and continue to make positive contributions to our


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