Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3243 ..
MR MOORE (continuing):
family support workers, general practitioners and health practitioners, juvenile justice workers and the police force. As you can see, these funds will be used to assist a wide variety of professionals to better meet the needs of young people at risk. I commend the strategy to members and I look forward to working with the Youth Suicide Prevention Group and key agencies in its implementation.
Debate (on motion by Ms Tucker) adjourned.
Report on Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 4 of 1998
MR QUINLAN (4.41): I present Public Accounts Committee Report No. 12 of the Standing Committee for the Chief Minister's Portfolio entitled "Review of the Auditor-General's Report No. 4 of 1998 - Annual Management Report for the Year ended 30 June 1998", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I move:
That the report be noted.
Mr Speaker, this is a very basic report. We have received the Auditor-General's annual report. This matter was discussed at an estimates hearing which I attended. The Auditor-General gave concise, full and frank answers and was congratulated by the Estimates Committee on the quality of the reports that he has produced for the Assembly over time.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Interim Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan: Murrumbidgee and Lower Molonglo Rivers - River Corridors Land Use Policy - Public Land Categories
MR HIRD (4.42): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 15 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services entitled "Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 89: Murrumbidgee and Lower Molonglo Rivers - River Corridors Land Use Policy - Public Land Categories; and Other Minor Changes", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of the proceedings. I move:
That the report be noted.
Mr Speaker, this report by the Standing Committee on Urban Services is a unanimous one. It sets out why the committee has come to the view that the draft variation should not be endorsed at this stage. Quite simply, there are too many unresolved issues with this draft variation to enable it to proceed at this time. We outline these issues in our report. We are concerned about the effect of the draft variation on some rural lessees in the Lower Molonglo. We are also concerned about the absence of direct consultation with rural lessees, and we are concerned about the management plan which is now being prepared for public land in the Lower Molonglo.