Page 2953 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 12 October 2022

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forest, and we need to make sure that we are not just planting new trees but renewing them as well.

We will track that over time using LiDAR data every five years, and that will enable us to track the growth. That will be different for each different species. We will need to, again, make sure we are choosing the right species for the right locations to maximise the benefit of our urban canopy growth.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—forensic psychology services

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Corrections. During estimates hearings, directorate officials indicated that a forensic psychologist does supervision with the therapeutic teams at the AMC but not the case management team. The AMC has also contracted a specialist sex offender psychologist. In the past, case workers had access to a forensic psychologist who would offer supervision and assistance once a fortnight and give group guidance on how to deal with difficult clients. Minister, why is there no longer a forensic psychologist offering assistance to the entire case management team?

MR GENTLEMAN: I think this might be a matter for Justice Health, but I will chase up that information and provide the detail for Mrs Kikkert.

MRS KIKKERT: Minister, how has cutting this forensic psychologist affected case management?

MR GENTLEMAN: Again, I will take that on notice.

MS CASTLEY: Minister, is the specialist sex offender psychologist able to be accessed by the entire case management team for the purposes of dealing with sex offenders?

MR GENTLEMAN: I would imagine so, but, again, I will take the detail of that on notice and provide the answer back to the chamber.

Work health and safety—government measures

MR PETTERSSON: My question is to the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety. Minister, what is the ACT government doing to ensure workers are safe in Canberra?

Mr Parton: That is just a great question!

MR GENTLEMAN: It is a great question, and I thank Mr Pettersson for his interest in workplace safety. Of course, October is National Safe Work Month, and we should all take some time this month to reflect on the importance of workplace safety. Every worker, regardless of whether they work in an office, on a construction site, in a shop or anywhere else, has the right to come home safely, each and every day. Everyone in this place has a duty to ensure that the laws apply equally to all workplaces, without fear or favour. All employers have a duty to ensure that their workplaces are free from physical and psychological harms.

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