Page 4695 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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The board’s decision was not noted due to a member declaring a potential conflict of interest prior to the discussion of this matter. This was recognised as an error, and arrangements were put in place to prevent this recurring. I took a question today on when or whether I was advised of the decision made by the LDA board to purchase the Pine Ridge land in Belconnen. I was advised on 16 June. Because it was within the prior threshold, government approval was not sought.

Mental health—Raphael review

MR RATTENBURY: Last week I undertook to provide advice in response to a question from Mrs Dunne regarding the cost of the ANU research report into suicide and contributing factors in the ACT. I am advised that the total cost of the report was $152,775.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Ombudsman Act, pursuant to section 21—Ombudsman complaint statistics—Quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017, dated 17 October 2017.

Legislative Assembly (Members’ Superannuation) Act, pursuant to section 11A—Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board—Annual Report 2016-2017, dated 30 October 2017.

Official Visitor (Homelessness Services)—annual report 2016-17

Paper and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (3.30): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Official Visitor Act, pursuant to subsection 17(4)—Annual report 2016-17—Official Visitor (Homelessness Services).

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: Today I am pleased to table the 2016-17 annual report for the official visitor for homelessness services. The official visitor scheme in the ACT provides a monitoring and complaints mechanism. It is in place to safeguard the interests of people being held in government institutions, as well as people temporarily residing in community facilities who are dependent on service providers for their care and

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