Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 8 February 2022) . . Page.. 56 ..
relating to its review of ACT health programs for children and young people. The committee originally set a reporting date for this inquiry of 30 November 2021. The committee held a productive hearing with the Minister for Health on 2 November 2021 and, considering this evidence and other factors, the committee has decided to change its reporting date to 31 March 2022.
The committee set this date noting that there are annual reports hearings in February and March. Further, the committee is inquiring into the Public Health Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) and must report on that bill by the end of February.
The committee appreciates the contribution of witnesses and submitters to the inquiry and anticipates that its recommendations will assist in improving health services for younger Canberrans.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Statement by chair
MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (12.03): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety. At a private meeting on 8 December 2021 the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into petition 32-21. This petition, titled “No Rights Without Remedy” was tabled in the Assembly on 23 November 2021, with 518 signatories. The petition calls on the Assembly to amend the Human Rights Act 2004 to:
• enable a complaint about any breach of the Human Rights Act to be made to the Human Rights Commission for confidential conciliation, and
• if conciliation is unsuccessful, enable a complaint about a breach of the Human Rights Act to be made to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal for resolution.
The committee notes that such a proposal would supplement the Human Rights Commission’s existing complaints powers. The committee called for submissions on 4 February 2022 and anticipates holding hearings in April this year.
Statement by chair
MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (12.04): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. During the reporting period 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, the committee considered a total of 17 appointments and reappointments to the following bodies: the Public Trustee and Guardian Investment Board, the ACT Bushfire Council, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Official Visitor (Indigenous) for the Children and Young People Act 2008 and the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board. I now table a schedule of statutory appointments considered during this reporting period. I present the following paper:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—10th Assembly—Period 1 July to 31 December 2021.