Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5438 ..
relating to an inquiry into having a mammal emblem by the chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, which seems also to relate to Assembly business notice No 4.
I am seeking some guidance as to whether or not the proverbial mammal may have already bolted on this issue and whether Mr Barr’s notice under Assembly business would in fact impinge on the standing committee’s inquiry, if they have already chosen to undertake it.
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: My understanding is that that will become clear once the statement is actually made to the Assembly.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Report 1—government response
MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (4.10): Before I present my ministerial statement, I seek leave to make another short statement.
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I would like to advise members of the postponement of my response to report 1 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, report on annual and financial reports, specifically recommendations 11 and 12, until early 2018. Recommendation 11 of the report states:
The Committee recommends that the responsible Minister update the ACT Legislative Assembly, by the last sitting day in August 2017, on the matter of NDIS Transport Hub Funding as raised by the ACT Public Trustee and Guardian at the National Meeting of Australian Public Trustees held in Hobart 22–23 March 2017.
Recommendation 12 from the report states:
The Committee recommends that the ACT Government report to the ACT Legislative Assembly, by the first sitting day in August 2017, on the outcome(s) of the supported decision making trial as undertaken by the community advocacy group—ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS).
The government response to recommendations 11 and 12 said that updates would be provided to the Assembly by the last sitting day of 2017. The deferment to recommendation 11 is required because the findings from both the NDIA’s participant pathway review and the independent pricing review McKenzie & Co final report are not available.
The deferment to recommendation 12 is required because the outcomes from ADACAS’s link and learn pilot will not be known until the evaluation report has been