Page 1053 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, will action plan 2 incorporate sustainability targets and programs for the new sustainable transport action plan, and is the transport plan being held up by the development of action plan 2?

MR CORBELL: No, the development of action plan 2 will include a component that deals with the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that are available as a consequence of the government’s sustainable transport plan. The sustainable transport plan has targets within it in relation to modal shift that equate to certain reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and those outcomes envisaged in the sustainable transport plan will be taken into account in the development of our overall greenhouse gas reduction strategies.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Thank you. Minister, in the development of the energy policy, have departmental staff contacted any of the 35 individuals and organisations that made submissions for further information?

MR CORBELL: I do not know, Mr Speaker. I would have to take the question on notice and advise the member.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—inquiry

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Children and Young People. Minister, in the last 48 hours three people, all with connections at Bimberi, have spoken out over the corruption of the review process. These have included comments such as: “I am doubtful about the whole process”, “the truth is we were discouraged by our managers not to attend review meetings” and “my manager was told that he wasn’t allowed to report to the review”. Minister, are these staff telling lies when they report these things to the media?

MS BURCH: People can make comment to the media if they want. If they have accusations that need exploring, they need to bring them to me, to my office, to the department, to the human rights commissioner. They have not brought these allegations to my office in any way, shape or form. Since the allegations have been raised, more than publicly, the department is looking—it looked all yesterday and the day before yesterday—and it cannot find any evidence of that. As I said here yesterday, today, and I will continue to say, if there are any staff within DHCS that are in any way intimidating, bullying, harassing staff so that they are not able to participate, I will take a very dim view and I will take appropriate action.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

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