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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 5013 ..


injuries are connected to the motor accident. These may include costs such as police, ambulance and hospital reports and the costs of examinations by medical practitioners and their reports. Needing to establish fault may increase investigation costs.

(2) Yes.

(3) Investigation expenses accounted for approximately 14 per cent of the 2015 16 finalised expenses for legal and investigation, associated with accidents occurring across multiple years under the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Act 2008.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm
(Question No 684)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) What is the role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders in the function of the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm.

(2) What is the role of the Elders in the day-to-day running of the Farm.

(3) How often will the Elders be on the property.

(4) Which Elders will have this role.

(5) What training do the Elders have to engage with those on the Drug and Alcohol Recovery journey.

(6) Will they be required to complete a Working with Vulnerable People check.

(7) Will they receive remuneration for their role; if so, how much.

(8) Will they be under contract for that remuneration.

(9) Who has oversight over the role and function of the Elders working on the property.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. I refer the Member to the statement on the Hansard from 12 September 2017:

Clients will participate in yarning circles with local elders and other role models to talk about local culture both in the past and in the present. Through these circles elders will be able to engage with the clients and reinvigorate local cultural protocols and promote healing.

2. The role of the Elders is supporting the clients engaged in the Centre’s programs. The day-to-day running of the NBHF is managed by ACT Health staff.

3. Elders as well as other role models and volunteers will be present at the NBHF as required by the daily NBHF program.


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