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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . .

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of the supported decision making link and learn pilot project delivered by ADACAS. I am pleased that ADACAS has been able to further develop this work in their recent supported decision-making project funded by the 2017-18 information, linkages and capacity building jurisdictional grants.

This project is aimed at creating systemic change to ensure that the ACT health care system is more inclusive of people with impaired decision-making ability. The project was designed by ADACAS and is now known as respect know act. The project aims to enable more people with impaired decision-making to participate actively in their health care decision-making. I look forward to hearing the outcomes of this important work.

In 2018, the ACT government has a broad spectrum of activities planned to achieve better outcomes for people with disability living in the ACT. I am pleased to report to members that work has commenced on the development of a disability justice strategy. This work is currently being progressed as a joint activity by the Community Services Directorate, through the Office for Disability and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

As Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, I look forward to delivering the disability justice strategy in collaboration with our agencies, the disability sector and people in our community to showcase the progress of equality for people with disability accessing justice in the ACT.

I congratulate ADACAS in its successful delivery of the supported decision making link and learn pilot project and acknowledge the tremendous work of Associate Professor Ramcharan in compiling the outcomes of the pilot in the evaluation report. The evaluation report will be made available on the CSD website. Finally, I thank all the participants in this innovative and successful pilot project. I thank members for the opportunity to report on the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2015-16 No 1.

I present the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 1—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2015-2016—Update on Disability recommendations 11 and 12—Ministerial statement, 10 April 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Waste Management and Resource Recovery Amendment Bill 2018

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

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