Page 1687 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Young people who are in the youth justice centre at Bimberi do leave the centre from time to time for daily activities. During the time that they are out of the centre it is possible that they have access to social media. I will take the detail of the question on notice.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, are detainees in Bimberi allowed to have mobile phones, computer tablets or digital cameras?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Dunne for her supplementary question. My understanding is that the answer is no, but I will check that and take the question on notice and get back to you.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—bush healing farm

MR MILLIGAN: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, you said in question time on 10 May, in relation to the Ngunnawal bush healing farm:

We do need to work out the precise model of care and the precise nature of the service being delivered.

Minister, who will work out the model of care for the Ngunnawal bush healing farm, how long will it take for this model to be delivered and will you open the Ngunnawal bush healing farm without a model of care in place?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mr Milligan for his question. As I indicated yesterday, there was a workshop held with a number of stakeholders who have been involved in these discussions for some time. After that workshop was completed, I understand that there was agreement and participants in that workshop, as was indicated on Monday, can expect to see a communique out of that workshop before the end of this week. That included, of course, members of the Ngunnawal bush healing farm advisory council. They will continue to be involved, and there will continue to be very regular meetings over the course of the coming weeks to finalise the specific services to then put those services out to tender. As I indicated yesterday, my intention is to have the facility open as soon as possible. I regret the delays. Of course, the model of care needs to be settled, and I am advised that the discussions at the workshop on Monday went a long way to help settle—

Mr Coe: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, a point of order.

Mr Coe: Madam Speaker, on relevance, Mr Milligan’s question included: how long will it take for the model to be delivered? To date, the minister has not answered that.

MADAM SPEAKER: I heard in her answer that there was work in progress, and her ambition was to have it open as soon as possible.

Mr Coe: We understand work is in progress.

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