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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3791..


MR CORBELL: Again, Mr Speaker, Ms Bresnan presents no evidence to back up her claim. I have very clear advice from ACT Corrective Services that AMC has all the necessary facilities and equipment in place to permit a child to reside with her mother—a new-born child to reside with their mother—should that be approved under the necessary policies and procedures. There is no evidence to the contrary. If Ms Bresnan has evidence to the contrary, I would invite her to provide it to me.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, is it true that there were concerns raised that there was no outside fenced area for a mother with a baby or young child to be able to play outside or to push a pram outside in the safe area?

MR CORBELL: I am not aware of any such claims.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, is the location of the women's cottages within the AMC or the number of female prisoners preventing the delivery of any other services and, if so, what services?

MR CORBELL: That is a very broad question. I cannot recall any such advice suggesting such a problem. However, I am happy to review the circumstances, and if there are any issues of concern I will certainly advise the Assembly accordingly.

Canberra Hospital—alleged bullying

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, you have consistently said you have no role in the bullying review under the Public Interest Disclosure Act, yet on 2CC on 11 August you said, "I may well be briefed on the outcomes of that review."Minister, exactly what role will you have on the outcomes of the bullying review and will you be briefed or have you been briefed about the outcomes of the review?

MS GALLAGHER: No, I have not been briefed on the outcomes or, indeed, on the review itself. My comment on 2CC related to when that process is finalised. I imagine I will get a briefing and that would relate to whether any further action is being taken post the Public Interest Disclosure Act review being completed. I have not been so far.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, a supplementary?

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, will the Chief Executive for Health be consulting you or your office about the review and what is released?


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