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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 August 2017) . . Page.. 2785 ..

framework was not tabled. This has been confirmed by examination of Assembly databases and by Assembly staff. Mr Barr, why didn’t you table the framework on 2 August as you said you would?

MR BARR: I did in fact table the framework, so something has gone wrong in terms of the Assembly processes. In relation to the paper, I handed it to an attendant right here. I remember doing it. I read out the framework in my answer, in my response to Mr Doszpot’s motion. He should know, after being in this place for a period of time, that when speaking in this chamber you address the chair; you do not address the public gallery.

MR DOSZPOT: Mr Barr, will you table this mythical framework before adjournment today?

MR BARR: I already have tabled the document but I need to get a further copy. I read it out. It is in Hansard and it was tabled in this place, but I am happy to get another copy and table it again. But it is concerning that it does not appear in the official record, because I did table it in this place during that debate.

MR PARTON: Mr Barr, when giving your speech denying the ex gratia payment, why did you turn your back on Jack Hartigan and his family for the whole duration of the motion?

MR BARR: It is form and practice in this place, Madam Acting Speaker, to address the chair when participating in a debate.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—Human Rights Commission referral

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth. Minister, I refer to your statement in this chamber on 3 August that the Human Rights Commission is not looking into all allegations relating to Bimberi. Have all recent allegations been referred to the HRC? If not, why not?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Kikkert for her question. Some of the allegations that were raised in the emails earlier this year related to incidents that were already known and had previously been investigated. My understanding is that the Human Rights Commission was looking into allegations that were not already known and had not already previously been investigated. However, I will take on notice whether the Human Rights Commission received every single one of those emails and allegations that were raised.

MRS KIKKERT: Which specific issues is the Human Rights Commission currently investigating?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I will take that question on notice because I want to get that detail right; and I will have to check with the Human Rights Commission as to exactly what they are investigating.

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