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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3370..


MS BURCH (continuing):

We will strengthen those processes and procedures, because it is something that we find unacceptable. It endangers people and it is something that we need to address.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Thank you. Minister, how was this reportable incident categorised—as a category 1 incident, which refers to a suicide attempt, or a category 2 incident, which refers to an incident involving contraband such as drugs?

MS BURCH: It certainly was not categorised as a suicide attempt. I would say that some of our residents undertake an activity that does them no good and does them some level of harm, but we certainly did look at it.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Ms Le Couteur?

MS LE COUTEUR: Yes, thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, how do you intend to respond to this issue to ensure the health and safety of young people in Bimberi?

MS BURCH: We take any incident that exposes young people and those that work at Bimberi to risk quite seriously, so every incident, regardless of what it is, is reported and is reviewed by management, and that is what we have done in this case. It is my understanding that a tightening up of procedures has occurred because we did and have taken this very seriously, so appropriate action has been taken.

Calvary Public Hospital—proposed purchase

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Treasurer. On 10 February, you said about the proposed purchase of Calvary hospital:

Mr Hanson's question ... was that other people have disputed the Treasury analysis, and that is incorrect. Nobody has, and nobody has been able to, and nobody will ...

In fact, on 13 August this year, you stated that you had received advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers that the previous Treasury advice was incorrect, and you announced:

... the Government is no longer in a position to offer money for something that our accountants are now telling us we don't have to pay for ...

Minister, when did you receive the advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers that your previous advice from Treasury was incorrect and what did you do to inform the community that someone had in fact disputed your analysis?

MS GALLAGHER: I am sorry; I missed the last part of that question—the second part of the question.

MR SMYTH: Let me ask it again. Minister, when did you receive the advice from PricewaterhouseCoopers that your previous advice from Treasury was incorrect and


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