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(2) Part of the unified Australian response to the report included arranging a national working group; the Standing Council on Law and Justice working group on national response to ALRC/NSWLRC report into family violence which assessed each recommendation and categorised the recommendations into four categories:

131 States and Territories only recommendations;

22 Commonwealth only recommendations;

24 joint Commonwealth and State recommendations;

the remainder as National collaboration project recommendations.

The ACT Government systematically reviewed the recommendations in the report to assess those that impacted on the ACT. As part of this review, the ACT received written submissions and hosted six roundtable consultations with government and non-government agencies from 2012 to 2016.

Of the 131 State and Territory recommendations, over 60 percent have been actioned. Some had already been implemented or required no action in the ACT (for example the recommendations which applied to specific provisions in other jurisdictions), around 20 percent were implemented through legislation in the Family Violence Act 2016, with a number requiring non-legislative, cultural or administrative changes (for example police operating guidelines or codes of practice for family violence).

A comprehensive review of the implementation program will be revisited in line with possible future amendments for the Family Violence Act 2016 to be advanced in 2018.

The remaining recommendations fall into the following categories:

the recommendations interact with Federal reviews, and need national consensus on jurisdictional-specific amendments that align with federal laws (for example, the intersection between the child care and protection and family law systems)

the recommendations were likely to be covered in more specific detail through the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and should be considered in that context (for example, amendments to tendency and coincidence laws); or

the recommendations involve particularly complex human rights, legal or technical changes that require significant further planning and consultation (for example creating homicide defences).

Implementation on the remaining recommendations will be progressed in accordance with other family and sexual violence commitments that the ACT Government has made.

Fyshwick—waste to energy plant
(Question No 857)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:

(1) In relation to the Waste to Fuel incinerator planned for Fyshwick, what assessment has been done of the similarities between the proposed incinerator at Fyshwick and the incinerators used in countries like Sweden that have burnt waste to convert to energy since 1904.

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