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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 March 2010) . . Page.. 1281 ..


Mr Seselja: I don’t think she knows. I don’t think she knows.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Members!

MS BURCH: The trends here are reflected in trends across the nation.

Ms Gallagher: Because he was really paying attention.

Mr Hanson: Actually, the email was about the options for Tharwa bridge.

MS BURCH: I can gather he is going to answer his own question anyway, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, a supplementary?

MR HARGREAVES: My question to the minister is: is it not true that the majority of Indigenous young people live, in fact, in Wanniassa and Kambah, in our own electorate? Is it not true that that is why the government, this government, actually transferred the services for young people down to Gugan Gulwan—

Mr Smyth: Is there a question?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Is there a question, Mr Hargreaves?

MR HARGEAVES: I have said it—

Mr Smyth: Preambles aren’t allowed.

MR HARGEAVES: There is no preamble, Madam Deputy Speaker. I urge those people over there to go and work it out.

Mr Seselja: It’s the clever wording, again.

MR HARGEAVES: Thank you. Is it not true that the service for Aboriginal young people was delivered at Gugan Gulwan in the Erindale shopping centre, and is it not also true that there are outreach services in the Murra Lanyon youth centre?

MS BURCH: It is true that we have a number of local services provided in the electorate of Brindabella. We offer support, alternative education supports to young Aboriginal people where the services from Erindale—

Ms Hunter: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please. Ms Hunter.

Ms Hunter: My original question was concerning Indigenous young people involved in the criminal justice system. While I appreciate that Mr Hargreaves does want to highlight the services that are in his electorate, we do need to get back to the question, which is about Indigenous young people involved in the criminal justice system.


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