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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 23 June 2021) . . Page.. 1916 ..


but also provides some protections for not doing so, most particularly where that could compromise a police investigation or a court proceeding.

The bill allows for the Coordinator-General for Family Safety to be the domestic and family violence death review coordinator, but also provides for that role to be independent and report directly to the Assembly via me, as the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence. Locating the death review with the coordinator-general at the implementation stage is very deliberate, and we have built in a review to this once the death review is well established.

It is critical that expertise about domestic and family violence informs the implementation stage of the death review and that clear links are established to key policy and program developments that the Coordinator-General for Family Safety and the family safety team are involved in. For example, through the family safety team, we recently released a draft ACT domestic and family violence risk assessment and management framework. That framework contains a list of risk factors determined specifically for the ACT, drawing on the risk factors used by ACT Policing, as well as the key risk factors common in the other Australian jurisdictions.

Clear links need to be established to ensure that the death review contributes to the updating and review of those risk factors, so that they best reflect what we know about domestic and family violence in the ACT context. Through the family safety team, we are participating members of the National Death Review Network, and their insights and learnings have been critical in helping us as we work to establish the ACT death review. We thank them for the generosity that they have consistently shown us.

The bill also ensures that the ACT death review will collect data consistent with the national death review minimum standards to enable Australia-wide data analysis of domestic and family violence deaths. I thank all of the individuals who have been involved in the consultation, development and drafting of this significant bill. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Kikkert) adjourned to the next sitting.

Economy and Gender and Economic Equality—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (10.43): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality. On behalf of the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality, I present the following paper:

Standing Committee—Economy and Gender and Economic Equality—Discussion Paper—Future of the working week, dated 16 June 2021.

As members may recall, on Thursday, 13 May this year, the committee informed the Assembly of its decision to inquire into the future of the work week—in particular,


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