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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 10 Hansard (17 October) . . Page.. 3032..


Mrs Burke: Outrageous.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I note that Mrs Burke thinks that this is unacceptable, but less than a couple of hours ago we had Mrs Burke saying, "Listen to the experts. Work with the doctors and nurses."

MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, direct your comments through the chair.

Mrs Burke: Thank you, Mr Speaker; relevance.

MR CORBELL: That is exactly what we are trying to do. We are not going to impose solutions on the medical specialties from above.

Mrs Burke: Oh!

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MR CORBELL: We need to work with them to achieve these outcomes.

Mrs Burke: I am trying not to listen, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mrs Burke, take a close look at standing orders 39, 61 and 202 (d) and (e), and take note.

MR CORBELL: Whilst the opposition may consider that this answer is not satisfactory, it highlights the contradictions in its position. A couple of hours ago we had Mrs Burke proposing all these wonderful new mechanisms to engage with doctors and nurses in decision making in the hospital. But when I say to Mrs Burke, in my answer to her question today, that that is exactly what we are doing to try and resolve this problem, she thinks it is unsatisfactory. It just shows the hypocrisy of the Liberal Party's position on this matter.

Albert Hall

DR FOSKEY: My question, Mr Speaker, is to Mr Stanhope as the minister responsible for heritage matters, and it relates to the nomination of Albert Hall to be placed on the National Heritage List. Has the government prepared a nomination for Albert Hall to be heritage listed; if so, which heritage values have been included in the nomination, and would the minister please table the nomination in the Assembly?

MR STANHOPE: Thank you, Mr Speaker, and I thank Dr Foskey for the question and, indeed, her continuing interest in issues around heritage and the Albert Hall. It is relevant that we proceed as we have indicated that we will with the nomination of the Albert Hall. This follows, certainly, announcements made by the NCA and the commonwealth in relation to their determination to develop a new overarching plan for the Albert Hall precinct, which did fall with some surprise on to the table in relation to their DA53, which proposed a range of developments within the precinct of the Albert Hall. On first blush, that caused some significant angst within the


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