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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 4213..


The committee has already released its first fact sheet providing messages of prevention about unsafe sleeping in October of this year. The topic received media coverage through the Canberra Times and various radio and TV stations at the beginning of October. The committee has an important ongoing role to play in helping the community as a whole learn from the tragic events associated with a death of a child or young person. I am aware that previous investigations of child deaths in Australia have resulted in improvements in such areas as low-speed vehicle run-overs and youth suicide.

The ACT Children and Young People Death Review Committee annual report will provide the community with information each year on the deaths of children and young people that occur in the ACT as well as those deaths of ACT children and young people that occur outside the ACT. I formally commend and present the annual report. I want to thank the chair of the committee and all the members of the committee for the work they do.

Community Services Directorate annual report 2012-13—corrigendum

Paper and statement by minister

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Disability, Children and Young People, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Racing and Gaming): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act—Annual Reports 2012-2013—Community Services Directorate—Corrigendum.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BURCH: I present a corrigendum to the Community Services Directorate 2012-13 annual report, which was tabled on 22 October 2013. The directorate has since identified a number of minor modifications required to the 2012-13 annual report. These are in relation to transition from care services, pages 6 and 86, volume 1; staff recruitment at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre for the 2012-13 reporting year, page 81, volume 1; youth justice single case management, page 82, volume 1; the date of the ACT government apology to people who experienced past forced adoption practices and the apology into forced adoption practices, page 87, volume 1; and information about the commencement date of the children, youth and family services program, page 91, volume 1. The directorate further identified an amendment to the period of contract for one of the service funding agreements with Care Inc at page 311 in volume 2.

I am tabling the correct information as part of the corrigendum for members' information.


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