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Five new Official Visitors!

By johnboy 10 January 2014 23

Simon Corbell has announced not one but five official visitors for the ACT have been appointed:

“Official visitors work to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, across diverse environments,” Mr Corbell said.

“They perform an invaluable service to our community, as communicators and problem solvers, observers and reporters.

“They are the eyes and ears of Ministers and provide statutorily independent oversight on a range of services. ”

Dr Judy Putt has been appointed as an official visitor for the Corrections Management Act 2007.

Ms Tracey Whetnall has been appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander official visitor for the Children and Young People Act 2008 and also remains the official visitor for the ACT’s adult correctional facilities.

Ms Dianne Lucas is appointed as an official visitor for the Housing Assistance Act 2007.

Ms Sue Salthouse and Ms Narelle Hargreaves have been appointed as official visitors for the Disability Services Act 1991.

“These appointments have the strong support of Ministers Burch and Rattenbury, the Ministers responsible under the Official Visitor Act 2012 for the operational areas covered by the visitors,” Mr Corbell said.

“The appointments have also been endorsed by the Office for Women.

UPDATE: Shane Rattenbury has also announced the visitors.


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chewy14 10:51 pm 12 Jan 14

sepi said :

chewy14 said :

Who cares if they’re all women as long as they can do the job?

I’m as likely to care about gooterz point as I am about feminist whinging relating to Abbotts ministry.

I think you mean:
I’m as likely to care about gooterz whinging as I am about the feminist point relating to Abbott’s ministry.

Nope, I didn’t mean that, they’re the same type of whinging.

I think it would be worse if Abbott promoted women just to fit into some sort of appeasement quota when those women should be forced to connive, backstab, kiss ass and all around lie for years to get ahead just like the male politicians do.

Anyone that thinks that politics is a meritocracy is either very naïve or stupid.

sepi 10:16 pm 12 Jan 14

chewy14 said :

Who cares if they’re all women as long as they can do the job?

I’m as likely to care about gooterz point as I am about feminist whinging relating to Abbotts ministry.

I think you mean:
I’m as likely to care about gooterz whinging as I am about the feminist point relating to Abbott’s ministry.

chewy14 6:47 pm 12 Jan 14

Who cares if they’re all women as long as they can do the job?

I’m as likely to care about gooterz point as I am about feminist whinging relating to Abbotts ministry.

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