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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3559 ..


Since the death of Mr Freeman, the ACT government has made significant changes to improve detainee health care and safety at the AMC through the implementation of the Moss review recommendations. As I said, his death was a profound tragedy from which we have developed a deeper understanding. I again express my deepest regrets to his family and to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more broadly.

We remain committed to a process of continuous improvement, and we will progress the implementation of the remaining recommendations from the Moss review, the Coroner's report and the Health Service Commissioner's report over the coming months. The ACT government takes its responsibility to provide a safe custodial environment for detainees seriously and will continue to work towards improving its practices through the actions identified in these responses.

Papers

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General Acting Appointment 2018—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-225 (LR, 6 August 2018).

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act—Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Interim Targets) Determination 2018—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-215 (LR, 6 August 2018).

Public Place Names Act—

Public Place Names (Moncrieff) Determination 2018—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-224 (LR, 6 August 2018).

Public Place Names (Taylor) Determination 2018 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-226 (LR, 9 August 2018).

Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act—Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Risk Assessment Guidelines 2018 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2018-223 (LR, 6 August 2018).

Committees—standing

Membership

Motion (by Ms Cheyne, by leave) agreed to:

That:

(1) Mr Steel be discharged from the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs, and Ms Cheyne be appointed in his place;

(2) Mr Steel be discharged from the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services; and

(3) Mr Steel be discharged from the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, and that Mr Pettersson be appointed in his place.


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