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months and that generally participants report feeling cautiously positive about the leadership behaviour of the current management team and welcoming of the change management strategy that was introduced in late 2010. I accept that there were improvements to be made. I will not step away from the challenges ahead. I am committed to make those improvements. I am committed to work across government agencies, with the community, including members of the Legislative Assembly, for positive outcomes for our vulnerable young people who find themselves engaged with the youth justice system.

Amendment agreed to.

MR SPEAKER: The question is that the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.52): I thank members for their contributions and I particularly thank Ms Hunter for the positive way in which she has approached this. There is much that could be said about the minister’s intervention, but this is a day for moving forward and I shall refrain from doing that.

We are here again today talking about Bimberi because the Canberra Liberals have taken an interest in it. I will go back; I will comment on some of the things. The tenor of the minister’s comments shows that she is still in denial despite this report, which, it was quite clear the other day, she had not read when she opened up a pristine copy in this place and had to break the back of it before she could open the page. It is most interesting that she could quote from page 2 of the report. It is quite clear. Her comments here today show that she is still in denial about what is wrong with Bimberi and she is still in denial about her involvement in what is wrong at Bimberi.

Ms Burch: That was tabled.

MRS DUNNE: No; it was distributed out of session.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, members. Order! Mrs Dunne has the floor, thank you.

MRS DUNNE: It is quite interesting that the minister is in denial and her comments here today show that she is still in denial. She is criticising the Canberra Liberals at every opportunity for bringing this matter forward. In a sense she is criticising us here today. She is happy to support Ms Hunter’s amendments, which do exactly the same thing, essentially, as my motion does, but she does not want to support my motion.

Ms Hunter and I have come to the same place, which is that this matter should be owned by the Legislative Assembly. Ms Burch could not engage in that. She does not want the Legislative Assembly to have any sort of ownership of this. If she did, she would have been prepared to support my motion. She could have moved her own amendments. To say that she does not support my motion shows that she does not want the Legislative Assembly to have ownership and involvement in this process. She might have had problems with the wording and all of those sorts of things; that is perfectly legitimate. But to say that she is so disengaged that she would not support my motion, but she would support Ms Hunter’s amendments when they essentially do

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