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Assembly for the next month. I encourage you to let the community know about it and to make a contribution. It is a gesture that I hope will engender hope, reflection and well wishes for the people of Nepal as they rebuild and recover.

I stand with the Chief Minister and others and commend to the Assembly this condolence motion for the people of Nepal.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 32

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 32, dated 11 May 2015, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 32 contains the committee’s comments on 14 pieces of subordinate legislation and one government response. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Water safety and awareness program

Ministerial statement

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Disability, Minister for Racing and Gaming and Minister for the Arts) (10.27), by leave: It is with great pleasure today that I outline a new ACT government water safety and awareness program for year 2 students attending Canberra public schools. This program is an initiative of the ACT government to safeguard the wellbeing of our children and young people and to support lifelong participation in physical activity and recreation in, on and around water.

We are indeed fortunate to live in the beautiful city of Canberra, where there is easy access to a range of aquatic environments for our community to enjoy physical activity and recreational activities. These include local indoor and outdoor swimming pools and waterways such as Lake Burley Griffin and Lake Tuggeranong, with each of the lakes having designated areas for swimming, extensive parks and cycleways. Spaces for family and community gatherings are a feature. Our region also boasts the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo rivers, with corridors, nature reserves and abundant wildlife, providing a range of opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and other water-based pursuits.

I want to ensure that our children grow up with the knowledge and skills to enjoy the many benefits that our beautiful city and region can offer and the opportunities

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