Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 May 2017) . . Page.. 1430 ..
contract, significantly or ironically—I do not know which, Madam Speaker—two days after this switchboard fire.
This motion calls for that chronology to be provided by the end of this sitting period, and also calls on the government to table the AECOM risk assessment report on the performance of infrastructure at the Canberra Hospital. It is a document that has been referred to regularly and was used in the Select Committee on Estimates hearing on 29 June 2016 to point to the problems that we had with the switchboard and to point to the work that needed to be done.
There is a long process that has been gone through, some of which has been outlined by the minister here, so filling out that time frame should not be a large piece of work for the Health bureaucrats to do. They probably have it to hand. But the people of the ACT, and this Assembly, which has approved considerable expenditure for infrastructure work, need to have a full accounting of what has been done, and whether there have been any undue delays. I am open to persuasion that it does require a long time to do some of these works, but with some of these works the delays do not pass the pub test. It certainly does not pass the pub test that two days after the fire we suddenly got around to signing a contract.
This amendment to the motion that the Assembly take note of the paper calls for a full accounting, a full chronology and the tabling of the vital report on risk assessment and infrastructure at the Canberra Hospital, for the information of the Assembly and, through the Assembly, to the people of the ACT. I commend the amendment to the Assembly.
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (11.45): I thank Mrs Dunne for her amendment. The government needs some time to contemplate the resources necessary to fulfil the request in the amendment within the time line requested, so I request that the debate be adjourned.
Debate (on motion by Mr Wall) adjourned to a later hour.
Blueprint for youth justice
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) (11.47): I am pleased to have this opportunity to update the Assembly on the blueprint for youth justice in the ACT and to acknowledge the success that has been achieved for young people in our community. The blueprint is a 10-year strategy that provides a framework for significant youth justice reforms. It responds to the 2011 Human Rights Commission report into the ACT youth justice system, and was developed by a task force consisting of broad representation from the government and community sectors.