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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (30 October) . . Page.. 4480 ..

In her report, Ms Lucas commends the supportive environment across the services and the increased confidence of clients in securing better outcomes for themselves. Further, she found that clients are receiving support appropriate to their situations and that the accommodation provided is comfortable and of a good standard.


Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act, pursuant to subsection 258(4)—Annual report 2017-2018—ACT Policing—Confiscation of Criminal Assets, dated 9 October 2018.

Mr Rattenbury presented the following paper:

Official Visitor Act, pursuant to subsection 17(4)—Annual Report 2017-18—Mental Health Official Visitors, dated 30 October 2018.

Official Visitor (Disability Services)—annual report 2017-18

Paper and statement by minister

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Disability, Minister for Children, Youth and Families, Minister for Employment and Workplace Safety, Minister for Government Services and Procurement, Minister for Urban Renewal) (3.17): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Official Visitor Act, pursuant to subsection 17(4)—Annual Report 2017-18—Official Visitors for Disability Services.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I am pleased to table in the Legislative Assembly today the official visitors for disability services annual report for 2017-18. The Official Visitor Act 2012 requires me as the operational minister for the Disability Services Act 1991 to provide to the Legislative Assembly an annual report collating the information received throughout the year from the appointed official visitors.

The role of official visitors is to visit, talk with, receive and consider complaints from, and exercise other functions in relation to persons considered to be entitled persons under the Disability Services Act 1991. Ms Narelle Hargreaves has been reappointed as an official visitor for disability services until the end of August 2019. Ms Mary Durkin has been appointed as the second official visitor for disability services for the same period.

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