Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 4 August 2022) . . Page.. 2410 ..
and information obligations in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information captured by CCTV. I commend the CCTV policy to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Children and Young People’s Commissioner
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.07): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:
That the Assembly take note of the following paper:
Co-designing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Commissioner for the ACT—Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research—Report—Government response.
MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra—Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Minister for Human Rights and Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (3.07): Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strength and culture of their children.
I am pleased, on this day, given its significance and importance, to be presenting Jumbunna Institute’s report, Co-designing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Commissioner for the ACT, together with the ACT government response. The ACT government agreed to all recommendations made by the Our Booris, Our Way review, and I am proud to progress this particular commitment to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s commissioner for the ACT in partnership with Minister Stephen-Smith.
It is imperative that this commissioner promotes the principle of self-determination and meets the needs of the community. To support this end, the ACT government undertook a co-design process with community to consider the commissioner’s functions, powers, physical location and a culturally appropriate recruitment process. The co-design process was facilitated by distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt and team at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Jumbunna undertook a staged approach to engage with stakeholders. The team began by developing and presenting a community discussion paper and facilitating a series of community dialogues and stakeholder engagements, one of which I was able to attend. They then undertook a final refinement session with representatives from the Our Booris, Our Way Implementation Oversight Committee, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elected body and local Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.