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To give a quick example of this last key focus area, the report contains the example of the Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation, which has been contracted to provide an NDIS outreach service to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This service promotes understanding about and preparation for the NDIS among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the ACT community. In my understanding it has supported well over a hundred and possibly up to 200 people to link to the NDIA. It is one of our great success stories in our transition.

The second implementation plan will serve as a significant driver to inform our future commitment towards improving the lives, employment opportunities and pathways for people with disability now and into the future. I am confident that the ACT will continue to lead and achieve in terms of driving positive change for people with disability.

I commend the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020: Second Implementation Plan, Driving Action 2015-2018, to the chamber.

ACT greenhouse gas inventory 2015-16

Paper and statement by minister

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice and Consumer Affairs, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health): For the information of members, I present the following paper (3.34):

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 12(4)—Annual report by independent entity—ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2015-16: with recalculations for 2014-15, dated 9 November 2016, prepared by pitt&sherry.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I bring to the Assembly today the ACT government’s greenhouse gas inventory for the 2015-16 reporting period. This is the second consecutive time the ACT has been provided with an inventory that reflects greenhouse gas emissions from the most recent financial year. In previous periods these inventories have been prepared two years in arrears due to delays in gathering data and a reliance on greenhouse gas reporting prepared by the Australian government through the national inventory report.

By doing this we are ensuring greater transparency and accountability in emissions reporting, and we will have a substantially better understanding of the immediate effects of mitigation actions on the territory’s emissions and on our progress towards the first interim target in 2020.

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