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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 3580..

MS PORTER (continuing):

As a consequence of this overlap, the committee has resolved to examine the issue of bullying and comparable behaviour, such as harassment and violence, as part of the restorative justice inquiry. In particular, the committee will consider how the allocation of national safe schools framework resources have impacted on the development of restorative practices and alternative student management practices in the ACT and the effectiveness of these practices in dealing with issues of bullying, harassment and violence.

To ensure that the views of the community on this matter can be heard, the committee will readvertise the inquiry and seek input from relevant agencies and organisations, as appropriate. I anticipate that the final report for the inquiry will be tabled in the first half of 2007.

Health and Disability-Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (10.41): I seek leave to make a statement regarding a new inquiry.

Leave granted.

MS MacDONALD: I thank the Assembly. I wish to advise the Assembly that the Standing Committee on Health and Disability has resolved to undertake an inquiry into the implications of the use of the drug crystal methamphetamine, also known as "ice", for the ACT community.

The committee will look at information on the availability of crystal methamphetamine; the demographic profile of users; the perception of the drug among users and within the community; the consequences of regular use for users, their families and the community; education and support and treatment for users, their families and the community; the resource and other implications for the health and law enforcement sectors and any other related matter which arises.

Executive business-precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Ms MacDonald ) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to Mr Corbell (Attorney-General) for this sitting.

Fisheries Amendment Bill 2006

Debate resumed from 21 September 2006, on motion by Mr Hargreaves:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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