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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2011) . . Page.. 1579 ..


program”, “issues with crisis support”, “no assistance for prisoners withdrawing from prescription medication”, “lack of any meaningful relationship between cell and area search seizures”, “concerns about effectiveness of searches and resources required to undertake searches”, “searches allegedly used to victimise individuals”.

I got to page 117, just looking at the summary. I think that if I went through the rest of the report, which I will not do now, obviously, we would find that the summary has changed little, if at all, from the version that we had been provided earlier. As members would be aware from the extracts I read out there, this is an entirely damning report of the management of both the Minister for Health, from the health corrections side, and the minister for corrections, the Attorney-General, and his management of the jail. A very important point to make for those in this place, for the media listening and for members of the community is that this report, dated April 2011, is very little, if at all, different from the previous report that has been provided to the community.

Despite the enormity of the problems that have been raised in the Burnet Institute report and the Hamburger report that was released to this place on Tuesday, this minister is still saying that she wants to try and push ahead with a needle and syringe program. She thinks that, despite all the problems that are there, this government and this minister could adequately manage a needle and syringe program. The Liberal opposition stand against that. We do not support it. We do not support it for very good reasons, not least because the Minister for Health and the Attorney-General would be incapable of implementing such a program in this jail either effectively or safely.

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

ACT young people’s plan 2009-14—implementation plan 2011

Paper

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

ACT Young People’s Plan 2009-2014—Implementation Plan 2011, dated April 2011.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

It is my pleasure to table the 2011 implementation plan for the young people’s plan 2009-14. The first year of implementation of the young people’s plan 2009-14 saw the delivery of many important initiatives. The second iteration of the young people’s plan 2009-14 will continue on this strong foundation.

In 2011 the young people’s plan will continue to assist young people to reach their potential and contribute to and share in the benefits of our community. The young


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