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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2515 ..


In this context, the past five years of A Step Up for Our Kids has cultivated a strong evidence-base through the measurement of long-term outcomes. Service design and/or further expansion of services in the next iteration of A Step Up for Our Kids will be underpinned by lessons learnt here and around the world. Similarly, any amendments to the Children and Young People Act 2008 will also be informed by past learnings.

(8) The Scottish Government publishes results for a range of activity-based indicators, however, has not published any recent data on outcome-based indicators that compare these cohorts.

(9) There are some data reports which compare the outcomes of children and young people who have experienced out-of-home care to those who have not, such as the recent AIHW report Income support receipt for young people transitioning from out-of-home care, to which the ACT contributed data. Often the outcomes of those children who have experienced care are lower than those who have not, however it is difficult to define the causational reasons for this difference, due to the complexities of people’s lives and the impacts of trauma on children and young people.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—native title meeting(Question No 347)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

Concerning the Native Title Meeting held at the Yass Soldiers Club on 29 May 2021 to discuss a proposed anthropological research project in relation to the ACT and surrounding parts of New South Wales, (a) did any representatives from the ACT Government attend this meeting; if so, who and in what capacity/-ies, and (b) did any members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body attend this meeting in an official capacity; if so, what has been their input to the ACT Government on this matter.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The Native Title Meeting was a meeting called by NTSCORP Limited. NTSCORP Limited is the Native Title Service Provider for Aboriginal Traditional Owners in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The meeting was for all Aboriginal people with a traditional affiliation with the Canberra region, and was open only to community members who met this requirement.

ACT Government officials and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body did not attend the meeting.


Arts—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts programs(Question No 348)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Arts, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) How many people currently serve as members of the Arts Network, and who are they.


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