Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 23 March 2017) . . Page.. 1011 ..
information to Mr Milligan to expand on my answer yesterday. As soon as the Hansard came through yesterday afternoon I sent it through to my directorate and asked for some further information so that I could provide it to Mr Milligan. As for my claimed lack of interest in the many issues impacting Indigenous Canberrans, I absolutely and categorically refute that.
I would note that I wrote to Mr Milligan on his becoming the shadow minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and offered him a briefing on any matter in relation to that portfolio in which he was interested, and I now renew that offer. Mr Milligan is always welcome to ask me for a briefing on any matter. Of course, this is an issue where we would prefer that we took a bipartisan approach to some of Canberra’s most vulnerable people.
Leave of absence
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Ms Fitzharris for this sitting due to her attendance at a ministerial council meeting.
Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Mr Doszpot for this sitting due to family reasons.
ACT Children and Young People Death Review Committee—report
Paper and statement by minister
MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (3.56): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Children and Young People Act, pursuant to subsection 727U(5)—ACT Children and Young People Death Review Committee—Retrospective Review—Progress in the ACT between 2004 and 2013—Report, dated 28 January 2017.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.