Page 367 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 22 March 2022

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The new fences at the playgrounds at Kambah and Throsby have been constructed to be 1.2 metre high following TCCS discussions with Marymead and others in relation to specifications and requirements to meet the needs of children and families with special needs. At the current time the ACT Government’s focus is on continuing to increase the number of fenced playgrounds across Canberra, rather than updating existing fencing at these particular playgrounds.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Health—eating disorder support services—petition 34-21

By Ms Davidson, Minister for Mental Health, dated 28 February 2022, in response to a petition lodged by Dr Paterson on 30 November 2021 concerning eating disorder services in the ACT, including an update to the ACT eating disorders position statement, in response to Dr Paterson’s e-petition “Starving for Services—Lack of Eating Disorder Services in the ACT”.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 30 November 2021 regarding petition No 34-21, Starving for Services – Lack of Eating Disorders Services in the ACT lodged by Dr Marisa Paterson MLA.

The enclosed Update to the ACT Eating Disorders Position Statement is the Government Response to petition 34-21. This updated position statement has been developed to respond to the four areas outlined in the petition. It provides a further update to that tabled in the Legislative Assembly in August 2020.

This Update to the ACT Eating Disorders Position Statement details actions that have been undertaken by the Expanding Public Health Services for Eating Disorders in the Territory Project (established in July 2019) to progress work on both the ACT Government and Commonwealth commitments to improve access and support for people with an eating disorder in the ACT.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Motion to take note of petitions

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 98A, I propose the question:

That the petitions and responses so lodged be noted.

Advertising—public spaces and transport—petition 35-21

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (10.08): I would like to make a few comments on one of the petitions lodged which I have sponsored, the “make and keep Canberra ad free” petition. That petition has received over 500 signatures, and it comes on the back of a

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