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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 6 Hansard (16 May) . . Page.. 1731 ..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

throughout the year within the appropriation limit passed by the Assembly. Members of the Assembly have, as part of the tabling process, received documents detailing reasons for these variations and I draw members' attention to these explanations.

Section 16 instruments reflect the finalisation of the transfer of functions associated with the current administrative arrangement orders. I did commit to bringing the remaining variations for this financial year in one batch. This seemed to be important at one stage when we were considering typos and semantics. So I think, without giving an absolute guarantee, we have cleaned up all of the appropriate transfers.

Section 17 of the Financial Management Act 1996 allows for the appropriation for existing Commonwealth specific purpose payments. This instrument is for increased funding from the Commonwealth of $0.4 million for legal aid grants. These instruments relate to the 2001/02 financial year, and are tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days of the authorisation, as required by the act.

I commend these papers to the Assembly.

Emergency housing for young people

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Planning and Minister for Industrial Relations): Mr Speaker, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 12 December 2001, I present the following paper:

Provision of Adequate Emergency Housing for Young People-Government Report.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, this report is the Stanhope government's response to the resolution passed in the Assembly on 12 December last year regarding provision of adequate emergency housing for young people. The resolution, in part, requested that the Assembly:

Recognising the provision of adequate, affordable, secure, appropriate long-term accommodation is an essential part of relieving pressure on emergency accommodation services calls for the government to-

(i) produce a review of progress towards improving youth crisis accommodation services, in particular, Government responses to, the activities of and linkages between the Youth Housing Task Force, the Youth Supported Accommodation Assistance Program and its Reviews, relevant recommendations of the third and fourth Assemblies, and the Youth Servicing Strategy;

(ii) report to the Assembly on the above Review by the last sitting day in May 2002 including in the report implementation strategies and agreed timelines; and

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