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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1807 ..


come on stream and start providing energy equivalent to around 35,000 to 40,000 households for the ACT. This is a very significant step forward in our renewable energy purchases. A number of other wind farms will come on stream over the next 18 months that will push the ACT to that 100 per cent target.

We are also happy, through the national energy guarantee negotiations, to make sure that the rules do not inadvertently counteract the work that the ACT has already done, so that ACT consumers are not punished as a result of the work and the investment that the ACT has already made. I have had undertakings from both the federal minister and from the head of the Energy Security Board that they believe those matters can be addressed. I am grateful to them for those undertakings and confident that, through the negotiations over the coming months, we can ensure that the ACT's 100 per cent renewable energy target is protected in the final model, if one can be agreed.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Animals—dangerous dogs

MS FITZHARRIS: Ms Lawder asked me a question earlier regarding dogs at a property at Watson. Ms Lawder asked me how many times prior to October 2017 DAS had visited the house in Watson. The answer is that rangers had attended the address twice prior to October 2017, both at the request of ACT Policing. How many times were the dogs seized from the Watson house? None. Were all dogs seized returned to the house? No dogs were seized. I would also note that Mrs Klemke's death is the subject of a coronial inquiry, so I am limited in the information that can be provided.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—assault allegations

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I am rising to address matters arising from yesterday's question time. Yesterday Mrs Kikkert asked two questions about the investigation of an incident at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre that took place on 6 May 2016. Given the sensitivity of the matter, I took the questions on notice so I could seek advice as to what detail I was able to provide.

In her first question, Mrs Kikkert asserted that she understood that the investigation of the 6 May incident at Bimberi had been finalised and a financial settlement reached with those staff involved, and asked if the settlement meant that the government had accepted full responsibility for the incident. Without accepting the premise of Mrs Kikkert's question, I can advise that the short answer to her actual question is no.

For the further information of members, I can confirm that the Community Services Directorate was involved in proceedings in the Fair Work Commission in relation to decisions of the directorate following an investigation undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the enterprise agreement. I can confirm that the proceedings in the Fair Work Commission were resolved between the parties. However, this did not involve any admission by the territory of responsibility for any of the events that


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