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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (10 April) . .

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improving security at scout halls. For district and local sporting groups who have clubhouses and other facilities, they have strengthened their facilities—better lighting, better security and a range of other measures that will assist them in preventing vandalism, property damage, break-ins and so on. So it is a very important and useful program and I encourage all members to draw to the attention of their constituents the fact that this grants program is running and encourage them to make submissions so that they can potentially benefit from the fund.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Porter.

MS PORTER: Attorney, what are the effects on the victims of crime of this policy?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Porter for the question. Victims of crime obviously get to see restitution through this process, restitution to the broader community. Victims of crime can benefit. Obviously, groups like the Women's Centre for Health Matters, the Domestic Violence Crisis Service and so on directly help some of the most vulnerable in our community. If there is funding available to those organisations to better promote their programs, more people become aware of them and are potentially able to access them. Equally, improvements in service delivery can be underpinned by improved awareness and improved profile around the delivery of programs.

White Ribbon is a campaign that I am very pleased, I know with a number of other members in this place, to be an ambassador for. It is a campaign that highlights the ongoing and devastating impacts of violence against women and children in our community. By supporting that campaign, we help to raise awareness, particularly amongst men, of the importance of saying no to violence, of telling our peers that violence against women and children is unacceptable. The more support we have for campaigns like that, the more we are able to have an impact on the devastating impact that that type of behaviour can have on our community.

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—management

MR COE: I have a question for the Chief Minister as a shareholder of ACTEW. Chief Minister, in response to a question, you stated that there would be a special general meeting of ACTEW next week. What issues will be discussed, and will you table the agenda in the Assembly?

MS GALLAGHER: The shareholders have requested a special general meeting be held to discuss the issues around the errors in the ACTEW annual report and matters around the managing director's remuneration. I have not seen an agenda myself, but I am more than happy to provide that. I cannot see any reason why not.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, will an interim report by PwC be available by the time of the special general meeting and will you table in the Assembly the terms of reference of that report?


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