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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4754..


We have the ANU graduate scholarships program, which again needs some fine tuning because it has not been able to provide the students—well, there are some tax issues there that have made it a problematic program, but we are continuing our discussions with ANU about how to ensure that that money gets spent and gets spent in the right way.

There is the PGPPP program, which is allowing for rotations of four junior doctors into general practice to encourage them to take up life as a general practitioner at the end of their training, and we are providing support for clinical teaching in general practice.

This really important. As we train more and more medical students, more and more medical students need access to clinical placements in GP practices. GPs were telling us they are too busy. It is costing them money to train students. So we have sought to intervene there and fill that space.

We have also announced, of course, the scholarship for Dr Pete. I know that there are a number of other organisations looking to provide or be part of a legacy to Dr Pete. So if we are able to work with them to make that a really special program, we will do so. The contribution from the ACT community through the government will be a scholarship of $50,000, and that is specifically to help the Indigenous health stream.

I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Papers

Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act, pursuant to subsection 4.56(3), Schedule 4—Professional Standards Councils—Annual Report 2010-2011.

Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act, pursuant to subsection 28(9)—Annual Report 2010-2011—ACT Policing Controlled Operations, dated 15 September 2011.

Crimes (Surveillance Devices) Act, pursuant to subsection 38(4)—Annual Report 2010-2011—ACT Policing Surveillance Devices, dated 15 September 2011.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Executive business being called on forthwith.

MR SPEAKER: Members, the consequence of this is that we will not be proceeding today with the matter of public importance.


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