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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (22 February) . . Page.. 620..


MS BURCH: Whilst I am not aware of the details, I know that we have good strong systems in place; where there are incidents, all of them are reviewed. Certainly the cause and the relationship in any recent work done would be investigated. If it is found to be a fault, that would be investigated through that normal process. I am happy to come back with some information.

MR COE: Supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Did Housing ACT install any insulation as part of the pink batts program and, if so, was there any insulation that happened to be removed?

MS BURCH: I am not aware of any insulation that happened to be in Housing properties that had to be removed.

Health—aged care

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for Ageing. I refer to the Productivity Commission report on government services, figure 13.30, showing that the ACT has the highest rate of hospitalisations in residential aged care in the nation. What are the reasons that the ACT has the highest rate of hospitalisations for falls in residential aged care?

MS BURCH: Residential aged care is not under my responsibility; it is a commonwealth responsibility. So I am not quite sure how I can answer that other than to say I am not responsible for residential aged care.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, a supplementary.

MR COE: Minister, why has the ACT not been as successful in implementing the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care guidelines for best practice as other jurisdictions have been?

MS BURCH: Is this residential aged care, Mr Coe?

Mr Coe: Yes.

MS BURCH: I am not responsible for residential aged care.

Crime—sexual assault

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, ROGS 2012 shows that the rate of sexual assaults in the ACT, at 225 per 100,000 people, is one of the highest in the country, well above the national average of 196 per 100,000 people. Attorney, what analysis has your directorate made of this data and what conclusions has your directorate drawn as to why this might be the case?


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