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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2011) . . Page.. 4325 ..


MR CORBELL: In relation to the second part of the question, no. In relation to the first part of the question, I would refer Mr Seselja to the Treasurer.

MR SESELJA: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Seselja.

MR SESELJA: Attorney-General, will you table the Treasury modelling of 2002 which you relied on and any subsequent Treasury modelling of ACT prisoner populations in the Assembly?

MR CORBELL: I understand it has already been made publicly available, but I will take the question on notice.

Jack Sullivan—death

MS BRESNAN: My question is to the Minister for Community Services and is about the death of Jack Sullivan, aged 18, on 18 February 2008. Minister, we have tried previously to ask questions concerning what the ACT government knew about the respite centre it had funded Jack to attend, but the government has been reluctant to answer questions because the matter is before the New South Wales Coroner. Minister, given that it has been 3½ years since Jack died and the matter seems likely to remain before the coroner for some time yet, when will the ACT government be willing to discuss Jack’s death and arrangements with the respite provider that it had?

MS BURCH: We do have a case, as was stated in Ms Bresnan’s question, that is before the coroner. I know that there have been discussions with Jack’s family on a range of matters. Without knowing exactly what you are seeking to find, I will just leave it at that.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary question.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, in the lead-up to Jack’s death, did the ACT government have concerns about the respite service he was using?

MS BURCH: These matters are still progressing through the Coroner’s Court. I will just leave it at that.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, did the government allow funding to be used to pay for Jack to use that respite service in New South Wales?

MS BURCH: It is not appropriate to answer questions that are still within the court system.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary.


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