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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 13 Hansard (3 December) . . Page.. 4485..


MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present, pursuant to sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, copies of contracts made with Nic Manikis, a long-term contract; Michael Ockwell, a new performance agreement; Warren Dickson, a schedule D extension; Martha Kinsman, a schedule D extension of contract; Gwen Robinson, a long-term contract and new performance agreement; and Elizabeth Harley, a long-term contract. Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement with regard to these contracts.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I ask all members, as usual, to treat these documents in confidence, as they do involve personal information.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation - Quarterly Report for July to September 1997, pursuant to subsection 28(3) of the Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Act 1997

Department of Health and Community Care - Activity Report for September Quarter 1997.

Report on Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 4 of 1997

MR WHITECROSS (5.48): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 33 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, entitled "Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 4, 1997 - ACT Public Hospitals - Same Day Admissions; Non-Government Organisation - Audit of Potential Conflict of Interest", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings, and I move:

That the report be noted.

This audit report dealt with two matters - public hospital same day admissions, and a specific potential conflict of interest involving a non-government organisation. Same day admissions compare favourably with those in other States and Territories. Nevertheless, there is scope for a better system of reporting by hospitals which the audit proposed should be addressed - proposals which the committee endorses. The committee has specifically recommended that comparative data on same day admissions and total

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