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Legal Aid Commission (ACT), dated 15 September 2017.
Public Trustee and Guardian for the ACT, dated 5 October 2017, together with a corrigendum to the Report.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2016-2017—ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, dated 19 September 2017.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2016-2017—Cultural Facilities Corporation, dated 4 October 2017.
Mr Rattenbury presented the following papers:
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 19(4)—Climate Change Council annual report 2016-17.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2016-2017—Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, dated 29 August 2017.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2016-2017—ACT Human Rights Commission, dated 6 October 2017.
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator—Annual report 2016-2017.
Auditor-General’s report No 6 of 2017—government response
Paper and statement by minister
MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (3.: For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 21(1)—Auditor-General’s Report No 6/2017—Mental Health Services—Transition from Acute Care—Government response.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR RATTENBURY: I am tabling the government’s response to the findings and recommendations of the Auditor-General’s performance audit on mental health services—transition from acute care. In summary, the government has agreed to all seven recommendations of the audit. I am also pleased to inform members that the government has made significant progress in implementing the recommendations.
Mental health services are a critical part of our healthcare system. The government recognises the seriousness of mental health and illness in our community and the need to provide coordinated and accessible services to people who need help. As part of this, health staff work closely with the mental health service providers in our community when people are transitioning from acute-based services and treatment. It