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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 11 Hansard (23 September) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, did you or your office make any inclusions or exclusions to the key findings handout document which was made publicly available?

MS BURCH: Clearly there were discussions between me and the director-general. My clear interest was to have as much information pulled out as possible. That has been my view from the very beginning, understanding that under the provisions of the investigation through the EBA the full report in its original form would not be released, as is the provision under the EBA. But I understood community's interest and sought to have as much in the public domain as I possibly could.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what items were excluded or included about the key findings document and by whom?

MS BURCH: I am not going to the rule in, rule out; I said, she said; and all of this. The investigation has been concluded. There have been findings made. The person whom those findings were made against has accepted them. We have put information into the public arena. There is an expert panel that is dealing with other matters about supporting children with challenging behaviours. The director-general is on record saying that any subsequent work that needs to be done with officials that may not have acted will be acted upon—

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Stop the clock.

Mr Hanson: The question was very specific about who essentially made decisions about what was in the—

MADAM SPEAKER: The question was: what items were included or excluded and by whom?

Mr Hanson: Who made the decision, Madam Speaker? That was the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think that the minister said she was not going to answer that question.

MS BURCH: Yes.

National disaster rescue challenge

MS FITZHARRIS: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, I understand that on 4 September you launched the national disaster rescue competition in the ACT. Can you inform the Assembly about the national rescue competition?


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