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The rest of the matters in the bill, as I said, are important matters that are well explained in the bill and the explanatory statement and I will be pleased to support the bill this evening.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Capital Metro, Minister for Health, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change) (8.57), in reply: The Justice and Community Safety Legislation Bill amends a number of statutes in the Justice and Community Safety portfolio and one in the Health portfolio.

I would like to thank members for their support of these proposals. And I would simply like to draw to the attention of members that I have advised the opposition of my intention to move an amendment at the detail stage of the debate. I will be providing more information at that stage but essentially the amendment will allow the Victims of Crime Commissioner to make a payment to the Public Trustee and Guardian to be held in trust for a child if that is appropriate. With that, I thank members for their support of the bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Capital Metro, Minister for Health, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change) (8.58): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendment [see schedule 3 at page 2028].

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Children and Young People Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Debate resumed from 3 May 2016, on motion by Dr Bourke:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (8.59): I am pleased to speak today on the Children and Young People Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 which seeks to amend legislation about children and young people. The purpose of the bill is to give effect to further elements of the step up for our kids out of home care strategy released by the ACT


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