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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 8 Hansard (24 October) . . Page.. 1943..


MRS CARNELL (continuing):

The committee report also recommended that membership in the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees, which provides a means of interaction between the public accounts committees of the Federal and State parliaments, be continued. The third and final recommendation involves continuation of the consideration of three reports of the Auditor-General - Nos 6 of 1994, 7 of 1994 and 8 of 1994. That work was incomplete at December 1994.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION AND COMMENCEMENT PROVISIONS
Papers

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, pursuant to section 6 of the Subordinate Laws Act 1989, I present subordinate legislation in accordance with the schedule of gazettal notices for a determination and regulations. I also present a notice of commencement for sections 4 and 5 of the Nature Conservation (Amendment) Act 1995.

The schedule read as follows:

Adoption Act - Determination of fees - No. 149 of 1995 (S265, dated 23 October 1995).

Boxing Control Act - Boxing Control Regulations (Amendment) - No. 38 of 1995 (S256, dated 10 October 1995).

National Crime Authority (Territory Provisions) Act - National Crime Authority (Territory Provisions) Regulations - No. 39 of 1995 (S258, dated 13 October 1995).

Nature Conservation (Amendment) Act - Notice of commencement (16 October 1995) of sections 4 and 5 (S260, dated 13 October 1995).

MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION
Ministerial Statement

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Minister for Health and Community Care): I ask for leave of the Assembly to make a ministerial statement on mental health.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, this Government is committed to the development and improvement of mental health services in the ACT. In August last year, the previous Legislative Assembly passed the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994. In the report on the inquiry into the Mental Welfare and Crimes (Amendment) Exposure Draft Bills, the Standing Committee on Social Policy recommended:


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