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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3497 ..

Ministerial Statement

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Minister for Health and Community Care): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to incorporate in Hansard a ministerial statement on continuing reform within the ACT community care disability program. I do so in the interests of brevity, but I would urge everybody who has an opportunity to read it to do so, because there are some very impressive changes.

Leave granted.

Document incorporated at Appendix 16.


Ms Follett: On a point of order: I ask for clarification as to whether all of the annual reports which will be needed for Estimates Committee work are being delivered today.

Mrs Carnell: Mr Speaker, I understand that all annual reports will be delivered. There is only one annual report that will not be available until the next sitting, and that is the annual report of the Health Complaints Commissioner, but there is in the papers presented a letter from the commissioner indicating that he will need another couple of weeks to present his annual report. All of the others will be available.

Ms Follett: Today?

Mrs Carnell: CIT and Vocational Training, of course, report on a calendar year basis. The ones due for the Estimates Committee are all available today.


Debate resumed from 24 September 1996, on motion by Mrs Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (4.46): Mr Speaker, the Opposition will be supporting this legislation. The reasons for it were set out by Mrs Carnell on Tuesday, and we are happy to support it.

MR MOORE (4.47): Mr Speaker, I also lend my support to this as a normal part of money matters within the Territory.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

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