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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 October 2017) . . Page.. 4342 ..

I would also like to talk about not only what we have achieved—everyone else has certainly raised a lot of the great, wonderful things we have achieved in our first year—but also things we are working on and working towards.

The public health system in the ACT is a fabulous health system. Unfortunately, recently I had to spend a fair bit of time at Canberra Hospital helping friends and family out. Whilst there you note the wonderful commitment that this government has provided to developing and building on the infrastructure, the processes and the procedures and all the staffing that goes into running the Canberra Hospital, and the wonderful opportunities people in the ACT have to access such a great hospital. The commitment to a nurse-led walk-in centre in Weston Creek is a wonderful commitment by the government and I am looking forward to the continued work to deliver that.

I note that Mr Steel raised the redevelopment of Phillip Oval. Although it is only about halfway completed, it is going to make such a difference for the Woden area. I know that my local AFL team, and his local AFL team, the Woden Blues are looking forward to getting back out there next season and running on the wonderful ground when it is completed.

In closing today I would like to thank the people of Canberra, particularly the people in my electorate of Murrumbidgee, for the opportunity to be here in this place and being able to deliver on all the good achievements of this ACT Barr government and I look forward to the coming three-plus years in which we remain in government to continue to deliver on these wonderful projects and improve and make the Canberra we love even better.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Juvenile justice—data collection

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (3.57), by leave: On behalf of Mr Coe, I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) currently the ACT Government does not collate data of juvenile offenders who have gone on to be incarcerated in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC);

(b) recidivism is one key indicator of the effectiveness of juvenile justice interventions;

(c) the Government’s Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT 2012–22 lists amongst its goals that “youth … re-offending is reduced” and includes the following indicator for successful reintegration into the community: “number and rate of young people who re-offend, both as young and adult offenders”;

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