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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (19 October) . . Page.. 3318 ..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

under the spotlight for all the reasons I have outlined, we are talking about significant amounts of money. If we are talking about the one or two children we have already had in the system, we may be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I am concerned that we do not see any analysis of the cost implications of this from the Government. If the Government does properly resource these therapeutic orders - and as members have correctly pointed out, there are reasons that they should because it is in the law to a degree - where will the money come from? It could well be at the expense of other people in the sector. That is the point I am making. I want to make that quite clear. I am not only concerned about how well the actual protection orders are resourced; I am interested in the implications for the rest of the sector, even if they are done properly.

Question put:

That clauses 229 to 241 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 12   	NOES, 1

Mr Berry  	Ms Tucker
Mr Cornwell  
Mr Hargreaves
Mr Hird  
Mr Humphries  
Mr Kaine  
Mr Osborne  
Mr Quinlan
Mr Rugendyke
Mr Smyth
Mr Stefaniak
Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Clauses agreed to.

Postponed clause 41

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education) (5.41): I seek leave to move government amendments 3 to 5 together.

Leave granted.

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