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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2271 ..


area of skills shortage in the capital. This will not only help veterans manage this transition but also help continue the work that the government is doing to continue to diversify and strengthen the ACT economy.

The ACT has some of the best living standards in the world and the Australian Defence Force has one of the most highly skilled workforces in the country. The ACT government intends to do what it can to honour the commitment our Defence Force members have already made by ensuring that, when the time comes when members may wish to separate, we have the systems in place to help both members and their families transition into civilian life in this great city. (Time expired.)

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—assaults

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—staffing

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I took a question on notice earlier today regarding an incident that occurred at Bimberi on 16 July. I can confirm that the incident on 16 July was referred to the AFP on the day of the incident as part of the regular incident reporting process where an offence may have been committed. The AFP have access to all relevant information, including incident reports, staff statements, statements from young people and CCTV footage. In providing that answer I should also clarify that, in confirming that an incident occurred on 16 July, I did not necessarily confirm that the details of the incident were as reported in the Canberra Times.

I also took a question on notice regarding recruitment at Bimberi. I advise members that the immediate previous round of recruitment recruited six youth workers. These youth workers commence independent work at the end of next week. There are five nominal vacancies at Bimberi: three youth workers and two unit managers. Bimberi has already commenced another round of recruitment, scheduled to be completed with induction commencing on 26 September. Thirty-nine individuals showed an interest in these youth worker positions by attending the information sessions held last week.

Answers to questions on notice

Questions 177 and 312

MR COE: I seek an explanation from the Chief Minister and Minister for Economic Development regarding answers to questions 177 and 312 that are overdue.

MADAM ACTING SPEAKER: The Chief Minister is not here at the moment, so we might have to pass on that and come back to it tomorrow.

Question 235

MR COE: The minister for education has not answered question 235.

MS BERRY: Before I came down here I signed a question on notice. If it is the one on the list, then it is signed and on its way to the office of the person who asked the question.


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