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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . .

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Public Trustee and Guardian Act—Public Trustee and Guardian (Investment Board) Appointment 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-21 (LR, 22 February 2018).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-37 (LR, 8 March 2018).

Road Transport (General) Act—

Road Transport (General) Application of Road Transport Legislation Declaration 2018 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-25 (LR, 22 February 2018).

Road Transport (General) Application of Road Transport Legislation Declaration 2018 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-31 (LR, 1 March 2018).

Work Health and Safety Act—Work Health and Safety (Work Safety Council Employer Representative) Appointment 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-32 (LR, 1 March 2018).

ACT children and young people's commitment 2015-2025

Ministerial statement

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (3.33): Thank you for the opportunity to provide the Assembly with a progress update on the implementation of the ACT children and young people's commitment 2015-2025. The first ministerial statement was delivered in March 2017, and I am pleased to provide the Assembly with further information on progress made.

The commitment is a high-level strategic document that sets the vision for a whole-of-community approach to promoting the rights of children and young people aged zero to 25 years in the ACT. It was developed through extensive consultation with children, young people, community agencies and key areas within the ACT government. The commitment identifies six priority areas that influence the work we do across the ACT government and wider community to create strong communities which support children and young people. I am pleased to report on these priorities today.

The first priority is implementing policy that enables the conditions for children and young people to thrive. We know that well-designed policy supports the creation of strong communities and families and addresses the social determinants of wellbeing for children and young people. A good example of well-designed policy is the award-winning blueprint for youth justice in the ACT 2012-22. The blueprint is a 10-year evidence-based strategy aimed at improving outcomes for young people who are involved or at risk of involvement in the ACT youth justice system.

I have spoken about the successes of the blueprint in this place many times and will be tabling a further update shortly. From the point of view of good policy, though,


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