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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 October 2010) . . Page.. 4719 ..

provide support to those young people—from Lions clubs to designated groups. Regional community services have input in there. The drug and alcohol based-programs have access to Bimberi, as does Mental Health. There is indeed a range. Again, it is linked not only to the activity that they do when they go in there, whether it is program-based or whether it is linked. Forgive me if I am wrong, Mr Speaker, it is Lions or Rotary. I forget now the chap I spoke to when I hosted an afternoon tea here a number of months ago with the purpose of connecting those community groups that provide linkages through Bimberi. It was really quite heartening that this group offer a $50 reward voucher for those that have performed their personal best in the education system. By that you can see, Ms Le Couteur, that there is a range of programs with a number of well-meaning community-based organisations that are really striving to do their best for the young folk in Bimberi.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what relationship does your department have with the corrections department for the purposes of continuing case management for former juvenile justice detainees that are transferred to the AMC or are imprisoned in the AMC due to re-offending?

MS BURCH: For those that have been in Bimberi that are now in AMC—is that the connection?—it has been known for Bimberi to actually keep a young person who is over the age of 18 in Bimberi because it is deemed to be best suited for them to be maintained at Bimberi, to meet their conditions. It could be because of maturity, risk or closeness to their release time. So there is not an automatic transfer. With respect to ongoing dialogue between corrections and the department regarding adults that may be in AMC, I am not clear on those connections. I can take some advice and give some back. But I think the message that I would like to give here is that Bimberi does not exit people once they reach 18, should they be on the cusp of a period in remand or detention.

Rhodium Asset Solutions Ltd—losses

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, the annual report for Rhodium for 2009-10 shows that this company recorded an operating loss of $5.344 million. Rhodium’s budget for the 2009-10 year estimated a loss of $1.776 million. This loss has occurred at a time when the activities of Rhodium are being wound down. Treasurer, why did Rhodium record a loss of more than $5 million during the 2009-10 financial year?

MS GALLAGHER: I welcome the opportunity to talk about the continuing work that this government does to fix really the structures and problems put in place under the previous government through Totalcare. Essentially, it is an offshoot of Totalcare, which was set up—

Mr Smyth: That is not true.

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