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trauma-informed expertise to ensure that the specific needs of young people are met, including young people with disability.

This time frame allows for an inspection framework relevant to youth justice facilities to be developed with suitable standards and in consultation with the ACT Human Rights Commission, youth justice experts and other stakeholders. These standards will be human rights compliant, in line with Bimberi’s operating policies and procedures. The phased implementation will also provide time for the identification and passage of any possible additional amendments to the Children and Young People Act 2008 that may be required to support the inspection framework. The government expects that inspectorate oversight will commence as soon as this additional work is complete. It is not expected that this additional work will take two years, but phased implementation will help to ensure that the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the ACT have a best practice inspectorate for youth justice.

The inspector of correctional services will focus reform efforts, keep a steady eye on correctional facilities and services and support the implementation of real change. The bill creates a new oversight mechanism to identify achievements, increase staff engagement and lead sustainable change towards best practice. This will increase transparency and accountability and deter mismanagement, unfairness and corruption. This is an important step in the maturity of the ACT’s management of correctional centres and services. I thank all stakeholders who contributed to the development of the bill and I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wall) adjourned to the next sitting.

Standing committees—establishment

Amendment to resolution

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 13 December 2016 which established the general purpose standing committees be amended as follows:

(1) insert after (1)(e)(i)(A), the words:

“(AA) matters relating to market and regulatory reform (excluding Access Canberra), public sector management, taxation and revenue; and”; and

(2) in paragraph (1)(g), omit the words “market and regulatory reform, public sector management, taxation and revenue”, substitute “Access Canberra”.

Annual and financial reports 2016-2017

Reference to standing committees

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:


(1) the annual and financial reports for the financial year 2016-2017 and for the calendar year 2016 presented to the Assembly pursuant to the Annual

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