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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2503..


(1) What is the percentage of presentations to The Canberra Hospital Emergency Department with a length of stay less than four hours, for each month from December 2010 to December 2011.

(2) What is the percentage of presentations to Calvary Hospital Emergency Department with a length of stay less than four hours, for each month from December 2010 to December 2011.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Canberra Hospital Emergency Department data is currently subject to audit and external analysis. I am happy to provide the Member with a response to these questions following the outcome of the audit process.

Taxation—carbon tax (Question No 2179)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 27 March 2012:

Has any analysis been conducted by or for the ACT Health Directorate on the impact of the Federal carbon tax on the cost of providing health services; if so, what is the estimated total impact of the carbon tax in 2012-13 and in the out years; if not, why has this analysis not been undertaken.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Health Directorate has not conducted its own analysis on the estimated impact of the Federal carbon tax as it is relying on a Whole of Government approach to this issue by ACT Treasury. However, based on the draft determination recently released by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission in which the ICRC has estimated the impact will be around 13 percentage points on retail electricity prices, this would put the impact on the cost of electricity for the Health Directorate at around $380k in 2012-13 and similar amounts in the out years.

Following the Commonwealth Government's announcement of carbon price arrangements in July 2011, Treasury undertook some preliminary analysis to assess the overall impact of the carbon price on the ACT's budget position. This analysis was not intended to be definitive of the costs to particular Directorates. The effects of the carbon price will be considered as part of the ACT Government's upcoming Budget.

Waste—nappies (Question No 2180)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 28 March 2012:

(1) What was the cost for (a) production and (b) distribution of a recent magnet with the message "'No Nappies in your recycling bin".


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