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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Friday, 8 October 2021) . . Page.. 3071 ..


family violence programs and services, including service coordination. To support this work, the ACT Government has allocated $790,000 over four years in the 2021-22 budget.

The ACT Government has also progressed work which will further support delivery of the We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded project, including:

supporting the tabling of the Ministerial Statement of Commitment in the ACT Legislative Assembly to address issues in the We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded and Change Our Future, Share What You Know reports; and

aligning the We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded project outcomes with Target 13 in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap Target 13, ‘A significant and sustained reduction in violence and abuse against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children towards zero’.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group will release an updated report later in 2021, based on community consultations in 2020. The updated report will further inform the development of community-led responses that address domestic and family violence in the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


Sport—Higgins Oval(Question No 413)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

(1) Are there any current plans to restore already degraded areas on Higgins oval.

(2) Has the Minister received any complaints regarding the degradation of the oval.

(3) What is typical government practice to repair damage in the case of heavy usage damage on ovals.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes, the degraded areas will be restored when conditions permit.

(2) Yes.

(3) Repair of heavy damage is generally achieved through aerating the playing surface, topdressing compacted or depressed areas and over-sowing bare areas with seed. Subsequently a consolidation period ensures the treated areas are adequately irrigated and not subject to sporting use until established.


Waste—green waste service relocation(Question No 430)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:


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