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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3358..


MR SESELJA (continuing):

We cannot maintain confidence given such a long list of abject failures. We must express our dissatisfaction in the strongest terms and we express no confidence in this minister.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): Can I seek leave now to make a personal explanation?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Leave is granted.

MS GALLAGHER: A number of speakers from the opposition have alleged that it was only Mr Hanson's bringing a motion to the Assembly that resulted in the reviews being commissioned. I reviewed the Hansard and in my speech in the Hansard I referred to a review that I was commissioning around clinical standards. Indeed, I wrote to the Chief Executive of ACT Health three days before, on Sunday, 21 February, seeking a review into clinical standards in the obstetric unit. The imputation is that I was forced, kicking and screaming, to commission a review into clinical standards only because Mr Hanson brought a motion to the Assembly. That is simply incorrect.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Mr Hanson

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Ms Gallagher

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 25

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 25, dated 9 August 2010, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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