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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3919..


MRS DUNNE: I ask a supplementary question. Minister, are you happy that hospital management has failed this patient in that she is not receiving treatment within the specified period of 30 days?

MR CORBELL: Without knowing the details of the person's case, the circumstances and the consulting doctor, it would be a little pre-emptive of me to speculate on the circumstances of the treatment of this person. I emphasise the fact that if members have any concerns about a particular constituent, my office would be more than willing to investigate those issues. If the member provides me with the name and the details of the person involved I will follow up that issue and ensure that all the facts are known. In that way I can obtain a good outcome for them.

Department of Justice and Community Safety-premises

MR STEFANIAK: My question is to the Attorney-General. I refer to the transfer of the Department of Justice and Community Safety from its previous premises to its new premises in Moore Street, Civic. I understand there has been a significant blow out, in excess of $1 million, as a result of that move, and there is no exit clause in the contract. Why did that blow out occur and why did you not have an exit clause?

MR STANHOPE: I do not have the details of the management of that contract available to me. I am more than happy to take the question on notice.

MR STEFANIAK: My supplementary question is: will the Attorney table the contact in the Assembly by close of business today?

MR STANHOPE: No.

Kaleen horse paddocks

MS DUNDAS: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Environment. Minister, back in February, I asked questions about the management of the impact of the Gungahlin Drive extension on the Kaleen horse paddocks. I questioned Mr Wood on the subject and was told that decisions had not been made on temporary or permanent arrangements for agisting the horses which were then held at Kaleen, and it was indicated that Environment ACT was managing this issue.

I understand that a decision has still not been made. I have had further communication with the horse owners, who are quite upset about how this issue has been handled. Can you tell us when a decision will be made about where the horses at Kaleen will be moved to, not only during construction of the Gungahlin Drive extension in that area but also after the road is completed? If such a decision has been made, what is that decision?

MR STANHOPE: As members would be aware, the Gungahlin Drive extension passes through a significant part of the Kaleen horse paddocks, but that is a very extensive area at Kaleen and much of it will not be affected by the road. As I understand it, contracts have been let for the fencing and exclusion of those parts of the Kaleen horse paddocks that will be excised for the purpose of the construction of the road. Indeed, the majority


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