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community. I would love to see that deeper level of consultation done on a regular basis with some of those big projects.

I am looking forward to serious consideration of the merits and serious costs of each of our road projects. I do not think it should be business as usual. We need to stop and think about whether each one of these will happen. I was speaking to some ANU economists recently who told me that all of these projects need to go through a climate filter and a green filter. Some of them will stand up, but some of them will not.

We need to stop and think whether each project is compatible with our local and international goals, whether it matches current practice in town and transport planning, whether it matches our goals for climate change, whether it makes our city better or worse, whether it will improve our lives, whether it will help us actually get around Canberra or whether it will just reproduce existing problems and whether there is a better use for the amount of money that we are spending.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Children and young people—out of home care

Ministerial statement

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (12.05): I present the following papers:

Next Steps for Our Kids 2022-2030—

Report, dated June 2022.

Appendix A—A Step Up for Our Kids journey, dated June 2022.

Appendix B—Review of contemporary practice in out of home care, dated June 2022.

Sources—References and useful resources that guide our work, dated June 2022.

Next Step for Our Kids 2022-2030 and progress update on resolution of the Assembly of 11 May 2021—Care and Protection Orders—Ministerial statement, 8 June 2022.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.06 to 2.00 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (2.00): Regrettably, Minister Steel has advised that he has tested positive to COVID and so, for obvious

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