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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 482 ..


I acknowledge the importance of being clear on the intended impact of activity and of measuring and reporting on the outcomes achieved. I also acknowledge the challenges in gathering some of the data we need in order to do that.

I am pleased to report that, since the Elected Body hearings in March last year, there has been significant progress in the development of an outcomes framework for the agreement. Strengthening our reporting on outcomes will allow the community to see what is working and what is not, and will support the Elected Body to advocate on behalf of the community using this evidence. This work will also support the government to invest resources strategically.

I greatly appreciate the work of the Elected Body in developing its 10th hearings report and I look forward to continuing the government’s positive and productive engagement with the Elected Body. The ACT government response to the 10th hearings report reflects our intention to build positive partnerships and work collaboratively over the life of the ACT agreement and beyond.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—report

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.27): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:

That the Assembly take note of the following paper:

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—Bimberi Headline Indicators Report—December 2020.

MS DAVIDSON (Murrumbidgee—Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, Minister for Disability, Minister for Justice Health and Minister for Mental Health) (3.27): I am pleased to present the sixth Bimberi Headline Indicators Report. This report demonstrates the ACT government’s ongoing commitment to both transparency of Bimberi Youth Justice Centre’s operations and performance and the safety, health and wellbeing of the young people detained there.

The sixth report provides data for the third and fourth quarters of the 2019-20 financial year. It provides for continuing scrutiny of a range of indicators relating to the safety and care of the young people in Bimberi and provides baseline data to monitor performance against operational indicators.

The tabling statement for the May 2020 Bimberi Headline Indicators Report noted that a critical incident on 26 August 2019 had a significant impact on operations at Bimberi in the first half of 2019-20. The incident was one of two category 1 incidents during 2019-20. The other was an incident in which a young person absconded during escorted leave on the evening of 25 August 2019. Both incidents were independently investigated by Mr Peter Muir.


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