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I am satisfied that supporting this motion tonight will allow the commissioner and his team to properly complete their work, and that of course will, I believe, lead to better outcomes in the system that needs to work to support young people better. Tonight the Greens are prepared to agree to the motion because I have satisfied myself, as I said, that the commissioner requires more time to finalise the report that has come after a comprehensive consultation and engagement process with many individuals and organisations.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—human rights


MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.07 am), by leave: I move:

That, in relation to the motion of the Attorney-General on the rescheduling of the report into youth justice, the Speaker report to the Assembly by the adjournment on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 on the privilege matters relating to the presentation of this report out-of-session.

As to the issues, there is general agreement in this place at the moment that we are not quite sure what those issues are. I have a view of what they might be but I think at five past midnight it is not the time to determine that. I suspect that a report presented to the attorney, which is then circulated directly to members, would not attract the privilege of this place. I think that there are mechanisms for dealing with that and I think that we should take the time to do that before the Assembly rises next Thursday. I therefore commend the motion to the house.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Free-Rain Theatre

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.09 am): Last Friday night I had the privilege and the great pleasure, as it always is, to attend a performance by the Free-Rain Theatre Company—on this occasion a presentation performance at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre of David Williamson’s The Removalists. This is a play which has become an icon of Australian theatre but it was still interesting to discuss with theatregoers the number of people who had not had the opportunity to see the play before and also to reflect upon the fact that although this is now a play which is 40 years old it is still quite pertinent and in a sense timeless.

I want to take this opportunity, as I have done in the past, to congratulate the extraordinary Anne Somes, the Artistic Director of Free-Rain Theatre, on the work

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