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consistent and nurturing approach to caring is absolutely vital to Lisa's recovery. Lisa's carer regularly talks with her case manager and her therapeutic adviser, who all understand and work out together how to best care for Lisa.

For Lisa, her carer has been talking with her about how to make friends, and providing some very practical advice about how to start and keep relationships. She is less isolated now at school and has started to play soccer with some of her friends.

I am committed to the need to embed a therapeutic trauma-informed culture across the entire out of home care system for children and young people who are in care now, and for their children. I am committed to breaking the intergenerational cycle of trauma and providing young people leaving care with better life opportunities and outcomes. This will take time. Cultural change of this magnitude will take years, but for children like Lisa and the carers who know and love her, it is a commitment we will continue to pursue. I present the following paper:

Out of Home Care Strategy 2015-2020—A Step Up for Our Kids—One Step can make a Lifetime of Difference—Training and Development program—Update—Ministerial statement, 2 August 2016.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (No 2)

Mr Corbell, by leave, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change) (11.23): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (No 2) today. The amendments in this bill are designed to improve the operation of legislation in the Justice and Community Safety portfolio. The most significant amendments in the bill are those which remove the limitation periods for personal injury claims arising from child sexual abuse in an institutional context.

In its final report, Redress and Civil Litigation, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended that state and territory governments should introduce legislation to remove any limitation period that applies


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