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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2252 ..

MR COE: On what date was this matter referred to the AFP, and what evidence does Bimberi provide to the AFP as a matter of course?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I will take that question on notice.

MRS KIKKERT: Have the police concluded their investigation and, if so, what have they found?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Kikkert for her supplementary question, and apologies to the Leader of the Opposition for not thanking him for his earlier questions. I will take that question on notice also.

Environment—waste management

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Chief Minister. It relates to the proposal for a waste-to-energy plant in Fyshwick. The Canberra Times reports that the plant would be 50-50 joint venture with ActewAGL. Chief Minister, given that ActewAGL is 50 per cent owned by Icon Water and the government would therefore be a 25 per cent owner of the plant, what support, financial or otherwise, has the government provided or committed to provide?

MR BARR: None that I am aware of.

MS LE COUTEUR: How and when will the ACT government in its role as the 50 per cent owner of ActewAGL give approval to the project proceeding to statutory approvals?

MR BARR: As Ms Le Couteur would know, the government does not actively intervene in the decisions of the joint venture. We have representation in relation to the joint venture through board members from Icon Water. Board members from Icon Water act in accordance with the Territory-owned Corporations Act. Mr Gentleman and I are shareholders. It is important to distinguish between shareholders and board members.

MS LEE: Chief Minister, what assurances can the ACT government provide to the Canberra community about the due diligence that can be undertaken on this project to ensure that any potential impacts on health and the environment or otherwise are being addressed?

MR BARR: The project will be assessed in accordance with the ACT’s very strict environmental and planning laws.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—assaults

MRS KIKKERT: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth. Minister, the statement that you tabled today notes that there were eight assaults by young people on other young people in the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre in 2015-16. How many assaults by young people on other young people occurred in 2016-17?

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