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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Friday, 8 October 2021) . . Page.. 3022 ..

Over-representation of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in the territory’s justice system—government response

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

That the Assembly take note of the following paper:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led review—Over-representation in the Territory’s Justice System—Government response to the resolution of the Assembly of 9 February 2021 concerning racism at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

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

Planning—Molonglo Valley

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (3.18): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the Molonglo Valley is currently experiencing significant residential growth, with a forecast population of nearly 35,000 by the end of this decade;

(b) to date, the delivery of critical community facilities, shops and services in the Molonglo Valley have been plagued by significant delays, forcing residents to rely on neighbouring facilities in Weston Creek, which are already under significant pressure;

(c) at the previous election, ACT Labor promised to “fast track” the delivery of the Molonglo Valley commercial centre, which will contain sorely needed facilities such as:

(i) a police station;

(ii) a year 11-12 college;

(iii) a library;

(iv) a community precinct;

(v) emergency services;

(vi) health facilities; and

(vii) supermarkets, retail and commercial space;

(d) to deliver on this promise, the ACT Government will need to release the first major piece of commercial land before 30 June 2022, as outlined in the Indicative Land Release Program 2019-20 to 2022-23 and reiterated by Minister Gentlemen in a letter sent to the Molonglo Valley Community Forum in April this year;

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