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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 May 2021) . . Page.. 1276 ..


Freedom of Information Act—Freedom of Information (Accessibility of Government Information) Statement 2021 (No 1)—Notifiable Instrument NI2021-275, dated 7 May 2021.

Our Booris, Our Way—Implementation Update, dated May 2021.

Planning and Development Act—Pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Statement of Leases Granted—1 January to 31 March 2021.

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Liquor Act 2010—Liquor Amendment Regulation 2021 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2021-7 (LR, 13 April 2021).

Residential Tenancies Act 1997—Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Declaration 2021—Disallowable Instrument DI2021-55 (LR, 22 April 2021).

A Step Up For Our Kids—update

Our Booris Our Way—update

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) (3.02): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:

That the Assembly take note of the following papers:

A Step Up for Our Kids—Snapshot Report Update, as at May 2021.

Our Booris, Our Way—Implementation Update, dated May 2021.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (3.02): I am pleased to be able to present together the six-monthly progress reports of the government response to the recommendations from the Our Booris, Our Way review—six-monthly update, and A Step Up For Our Kids—out of home care strategy 2015-2020 snapshot report.

The Our Booris, Our Way final report was provided to the government in December 2019 and comprises 28 recommendations and eight sub-recommendations, a total of 36 recommendations, to inform systemic improvements to child protection systems, policies and practices in the ACT. Since the first interim recommendation was received in August 2018, we have been able to make substantial progress around a number of these recommendations. In July 2020 I provided an update on this progress when I tabled the formal government response to the Our Booris, Our Way review.

The government has made a firm commitment to fully implement the recommendations of the Our Booris, Our Way review in collaboration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The government has backed up this commitment with funding in the 2020-21 budget, bringing the overall investment to $15.7 million from 2018-19 to 2023-24.


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