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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (29 June) . . Page.. 2723..

MR SPEAKER: Minister Burch, you have the floor.

MS BURCH: Well, I would ask Mr Doszpot and Mr Smyth to apologise. Apparently they were floating around a signed QoN—which you still haven't produced, because it wasn't my signature on the QoN. The answer to that question is no and I will—

Mr Doszpot: What has that got to do with this question?

MS BURCH: Mr Speaker, please, with respect, I was saying the answer to the question is no.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe?

MR COE: Minister, in the code of conduct for ministers it states:

Ministers should take reasonable steps to ensure the factual content of statements they make in the Assembly are soundly based and that they correct any inadvertent error at the earliest opportunity.

Minister, given your statements earlier in the year, will you now correct the record?

MS BURCH: The Flynn site provides for 110, thereabouts, childcare centres. Just recently, we have secured accommodation for two local providers. They will move and they will have the capacity to grow on that site.

ACT Ambulance Service—officer recruitment

MS PORTER: Mr Speaker, my question, through you, is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, can you please update us on the recent successful recruitment campaign conducted by the ACT Ambulance Service?

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Before Mr Corbell starts, the previous question is finished and will not be debated across the chamber further. Mr Corbell has the floor.

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Porter for her question. I am so pleased that the Liberal Party is interested in progress to recruit additional staff to the ACT Ambulance Service. I am very pleased that the government has embarked on a new recruitment round for a range of positions in the ACT Ambulance Service.

We have had a very strong response to this recruitment round, with over 230 formal applications being received by the ACT Ambulance Service for this range of positions. This is a strong endorsement of the attractiveness of the ACT Ambulance Service as an employer and as a workplace and reflects the fact that the government is investing in a quality ambulance service for the ACT community.

The government are acting to address the pressures our ambulance service is facing, with an additional range of programs put in place to recruit additional personnel. In

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