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the financial details of the business case then surely they will not release all the financial details of the contract. This is why it is crucial that this bill is before the Assembly.

Madam Speaker, let me conclude by saying that if Labor or the Greens have ideas on how to improve my proposed legislation by way of an amendment to this bill, I am more than willing to discuss this. It is not my intention to force companies to give away trade secrets or intellectual property. Quite frankly, I do not see why such material needs to be in the light rail contract in the first place. However, if it is going to be included then I am open to negotiation regarding this legislation.

The bill is firmly targeted at getting the financial ramifications for this project. I am happy to work with members in the Assembly to ensure that this outcome is delivered in my proposed legislation. I look forward to working with members.

Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned to the next sitting.

Domestic and family violence

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (10.09): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) in February 2016 the ACT Government announced a Review into the System Level Responses to Family Violence in the ACT, to be conducted by Mr Laurie Glanfield AM under the Inquiries Act 1991; and

(b) there are a number of reported cases that involve children and ACT Care and Protection Services where family violence has occurred; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) broaden the scope of the review to be conducted by Mr Glanfield to more generally cover care and protection cases;

(b) invite public submissions for the review to be conducted by Mr Glanfield;

(c) make Mr Glanfield's report and its recommendations in full publicly available by the last sitting day in May 2016;

(d) provide the ACT Government response to the recommendations of Mr Glanfield's report, along with indicative timeframes, to the Assembly by the last sitting day in June 2016; and

(e) immediately implement any or all possible improvements in information sharing that have arisen from the April 2015 extraordinary meeting of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council.


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