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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 April 2021) . . Page.. 828 ..


planning and project work for a multi-disciplinary service to support young people who have mental health needs co-occurring with trauma, disability and/or drug and alcohol abuse or use, as well as an intensive trauma service for adolescents built on the very successful Melaleuca Place model, which currently supports children in out of home care up to the age of 12 years. This new service will support the recovery of 13 to 17-year-olds who have experienced trauma, including abuse and neglect.

This initiative is particularly close to my heart as the minister responsible for children, youth and families. Unfortunately, I too often hear about young people who have co-occurring mental health and trauma experiences that lead to self-medication with drug and alcohol abuse. Often there is an element of disability in there as well. These wraparound services are going to be critically important for those young people. I commend the budget to the Assembly.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Pettersson): Standing order 180 sets down the order in which this bill will be considered. That is, in the detail stage, any schedule expressing the services for which the appropriation is to be made must be considered before the clauses and, unless the Assembly otherwise orders, the schedules will be considered by proposed expenditure in the order shown. With the concurrence of the Assembly, I am proposing that the Assembly consider schedule 1 by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of territory.

Is this the wish of the Assembly?

That being so, schedule 1 will be considered by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of the territory, then the clauses and the title.

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

ACT Local Hospital Network—Part 1.1

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (11.36): Just six months into this re-elected government and all we have to show for it are more broken promises, failures and services that continue to decline. In the last six months since the election, Canberrans have seen more of the same that they have become all too used to over the last 20 years—failure to tackle hazardous toxic materials in over 70 government schools, skyrocketing rates, not enough support for our small family and multicultural businesses, a complete lack of action on housing affordability and massive delays on massive infrastructure projects and key services.

There is no clearer example of the Labor-Greens government’s broken promises than the failures in the area of health. After 20 years of successive Labor-Greens rule, this government’s complacent approach to health has led to poorer outcomes for all Canberrans. Labor and the Greens have overseen significant deterioration of the


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