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(f) the Minister has received a blueprint document from the ESA Commissioner outlining the future directions for ACTAS, and that this blueprint document wholly captures the key findings and recommendations for the O2C report;

(g) the Minister has released this blueprint document today; and

(h) the Minister’s commitment to implement the recommendations of the O2C report and the blueprint; and

(2) calls on the Minister for Police and Emergency Services to:

(a) deliver regular updates to the Assembly on progress in implementing these actions; and

(b) continue to work with the TWU and other stakeholders to ensure ACTAS continues to deliver its high-quality services to the ACT community.”.

Ms Lawder: A point of order, Madam Speaker, I do not have an amendment circulated by Mr Gentleman; both my papers have “Moved by Ms Burch” at the top.

MADAM SPEAKER: There is one that is vaguely amended; it has Ms Burch’s name crossed out and Mr Gentleman’s name written on the bottom. I presume that is the one that we are talking about.

Ms Lawder: At the top it says, “Moved by Ms Burch.”

MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, it does. But I presume we are talking about the one on the page with Mr Gentleman’s name written on it.

Ms Lawder: Thank you for the clarification.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (6.23): The circulating of the amendment is totally indicative of how the government is handling this issue. The minister forgot to move the amendment. She forgot to modify the amendment. Mr Gentleman moved an amendment that he did not speak to. If I were Mr Gentleman, I would not speak to it either.

Mr Rattenbury asked the question: what is the benefit? I ask Mr Rattenbury to read the report and give this place a summary of what the problem is. If you read this report you do not know what the problem is because it has been sanitised. It has been cleaned out. I predicted in front of the media today that we would have the minister proudly tabling the report and then giving us quarterly updates on how they have achieved what they set out to do, and I am sure we will get that. But we do not know what they are addressing, and that is why the release of the report is important. I was rung by an individual this morning who has commentary in the report. He said, “I want this report out there because nothing will change unless we know what’s going on.” If you read the blueprint for change, there is no indication of what it is we are changing.

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