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The ACT COVID-19 website has been refreshed to assist in ensuring that there is clear information available to the community and business sectors. I encourage all Canberrans to visit the ACT COVID-19 website at We have made excellent progress in supressing the virus in the ACT and we want this to continue. We need to remember our responsibilities and keep listening to the health advice. Continuing this vigilance will help to prevent the possibility of a resurgence of cases.

I present the following paper:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—ACT Government response—Ministerial statement, 2 July 2020.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Cody and Ms Lawder for today due to illness.

Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Mr Ramsay, by leave, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Minister for Building Quality Improvement, Minister for Business and Regulatory Services and Minister for Seniors and Veterans) (10.53): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Today I present the Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. This bill makes a number of important changes to ACT legislation, following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission gave us a detailed account of our collective failure to protect children, and a road map to prevent those failures in the future. I am proud to be part of a government that has listened to survivors, that has heard the recommendations of the royal commission, that has acknowledged the profound darkness at the heart of many of our nation’s most revered institutions and that has unhesitatingly embraced our collective obligation to take responsibility, to make amends and to prevent further harm.

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