Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3386..
MR HANSON (continuing):
clarified and the approach has been, I guess, made a bit clearer for members of the Assembly, perhaps a public statement or passage of information out to the broader community on the way that these matters will be dealt with in the future may be useful, and I urge her to consider that.
I thank the family for bringing this matter forward in the way they have. I think it has been a difficult issue for everyone concerned but it has been an important thing that Katie Sewell and her family have done in being so brave in addressing this issue so publicly and making sure that, where mistakes have been made, they will now be rectified by the department. I have confidence in that. That is a very brave thing.
I thank also the ACT Health officials who have continued to work hard on these issues and, although in this case there have been some mistakes that have been made, certainly in the main, they are doing a wonderful job. If the minister would want to bring that amendment forward in a separate motion then certainly that would receive our support and, I am sure, that of the crossbench.
In closing, I would like to offer my condolences to the friends and family of Mr Michael Johns and leave it at that.
That Ms Gallagher's amendment be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ms Le Couteur
Question so resolved in the negative.
Motion agreed to.
Small and micro business
MS BURCH (Brindabella) (4.53): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the contribution of the local business sector and the benefits that small and micro businesses bring to the ACT; and
(b) the programs and business support offered through the ACT Government; and