Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2022) . . Page.. 3810 ..
illness; women; and members of the LGBTIQ+ community. The recommendations also provide suggestions for legislative amendments to improve the operation of DASL, as well as suggestions for better integration and data collection.
The government response addresses each of these recommendations and agrees to six, agrees in principle to seven, and notes two recommendations. The government response reflects on how the recommendations support existing ACT government commitments, such as the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2019-2028, the Capital of Equality Strategy, the ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-2021 and the Disability Justice Strategy 2019-2029: a strategy to address unequal access to justice in the ACT. Where recommendations are agreed to in principle or noted, this is to reflect that implementing the recommendations may be subject to additional factors such as resourcing and judicial discretion.
It is clear that DASL is an effective program that demonstrates how innovative and holistic approaches can have a positive impact on people who engage with the criminal justice system by promoting social integration, reducing harm caused by drug and alcohol use, and reducing recidivism.
I would like to thank the Australian National University for such a comprehensive analysis of DASL, and I look forward to keeping the Assembly updated on the progress of this successful program.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—report 9—government response
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) (3.17): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:
That the Assembly take note of the following paper:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 9—Inquiry into Community Corrections—Government response.
Debate (on motion by Mr Braddock) adjourned to the next sitting.
Lake Tuggeranong—water quality
MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (3.18): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) Lake Tuggeranong is often rendered unsafe for swimming and other primary contact due to algal blooms. Between 2007 and 2017, the lake was closed for an average of 93 days per year;
(b) the Tuggeranong community has been calling for better, safer lake amenity since Lake Tuggeranong was first established in 1987;