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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3778 ..


Government is also committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility, which will involve changes to the CYP Act. This work is likely to result in a series of amendments to the CYP Act through 2022 and 2023.

(10) Community Services Directorate (CSD) is developing capability to collect more data for young people living in out of home care in the years before reaching 18 years-old, and for those who have turned 18 and agree to receive post-care support.


Children and young people—out of home care education(Question No 466)

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

In relation to the children and young people out of home care education resolution passed by the Assembly on 3 June 2021, has anyone from the Community Services Directorate been able to meet (either in person or virtually) with Anglicare Victoria to review their TEACHaR program; if not, are there plans in place to do so and when.

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

The Community Services Directorate has contacted Anglicare Victoria to discuss the TEACHaR program being implemented in Victoria. I can confirm discussions were held on 7 October 2021.

Also, I can confirm that the Community Services Directorate has been in contact with the Education Directorate. The Education Directorate is aware of the Anglicare’s TEACHaR Program being implemented in Victoria.


Health—COVID-19 vaccination rollout(Question No 468)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) In relation to COVID-19 booster to be made available by the Federal government and people living with disabilities or in social housing complexes, what is the Minister’s directorate doing now proactively to plan for and provide timely support and access to booster vaccinations when they become available.

(2) Why was this support not made available previously, so these outbreaks in residential villages could have been avoided.

(3) What proactive processes have been put into place in our social housing complexes to ensure that further exposure does not occur in these sites.

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

(1) The ACT continues to focus its attention on ensuring members of the Canberra community are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. ACT Health Directorate is monitoring the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation


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