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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5269..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

continue to live at home. Whilst providing options for children, young people and their families, they also share in the responsibility to improve and promote the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people.

By working together, we will achieve change which benefits and improves the outcomes for all children and young people. Children and young people are the future of our community and we need to continue to care, respect, inform, protect and assist as best we can.

I thank the standing committee for their work in raising the issues through their recommendations. As the government report outlines, many issues are being addressed or will be considered in future.

MR HARGREAVES (4.04): I rise in my capacity as chair of the Standing Committee on Community Services and Social Equity. I thank the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services for her response. I thank whoever was responsible for the coordination of the cross-government approach.

I am pleased to see that some recommendations have been agreed to. However, there are some recommendations which are not as strong as I would have liked. This is a very complicated issue and some issues need further examination.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Neighbourhood planning

Paper

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to table an account of the neighbourhood planning process written by a member who attended the Albert Hall on 3 and 4 December. I attempted to table this yesterday and, since then, I have consulted with members of the Assembly. I would like to table it with the names of officials deleted.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I present the following paper:

Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Development Planning Authority (ACTPLA)-Neighbourhood Planning Process-Inner South Area meetings-Albert Hall, 3 and 4 December 2003-Statement by NL Scherger McCullough, dated 10 December 2003.

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (4.07): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a brief statement in relation to the document Mrs Dunne has tabled today.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I thank members. I just wish to make several short comments in relation to the account Mrs Dunne has just tabled in the Assembly relating to a meeting of the recent neighbourhood planning process for the inner south of Canberra.


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