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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (22 August) . . Page.. 3175..


MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, I remind you that you are on a warning from the Deputy Speaker as well. A supplementary, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Given that the ACT supported COAG's regulation impact statement on phasing out greenhouse-intensive water heaters in Australian homes, why has the government not progressed implementation of new regulations?

MR CORBELL: I have answered that question.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, what is the government doing to phase out inefficient hot-water services in established houses when those systems reach the end of their useful life?

MR CORBELL: I am sorry; could you repeat the question?

Mr Hargreaves: That was my fault.

MR SPEAKER: There was a cough on this side of the chamber, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, what is the government doing to phase out inefficient hot-water services in established houses when those systems reach the end of their useful life?

MR CORBELL: Again, I refer Ms Bresnan to my previous answer.

Canberra Hospital—alleged bullying

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, the Rankin review, which looked at issues in the obstetrics department at the Canberra Hospital, stated in 2010:

There is evidence of a systemic reticence to address staff performance issues in the maternity unit at the Canberra Hospital, particularly issues relating to inappropriate behaviour by certain medical staff.

The Auditor-General, in her report into the emergency department's performance in 2012, found allegations of bullying by senior executives. Minister, why does there continue to be inappropriate behaviour by senior staff at the Canberra Hospital which we knew about in 2010 and which persists to the present?

MS GALLAGHER: I do not believe there is inappropriate behaviour from senior management at Canberra Hospital and I think to draw the two issues together is unfair. Mrs Dunne and the Liberal opposition know exactly what the issues were in the obstetrics unit. There are still people recovering from that issue, I should say, and recovering from the way that issue was handled in this place—not that the opposition would give the slightest care about anyone's mental wellbeing—but the issues in the


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