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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .

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the ACT community. Indirectly, many of these grants may assist to make accessing a general practitioner more affordable.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Health—elective surgery (Question No 88)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 March 2013:

(1) In relation to the Strategic Indicators on pages 112 to 119 of the 2011-12 annual report, out of the 11 300 people removed from the elective surgery waiting list, how many (a) were due to have surgery in the ACT public system, (b) were due to have surgery in the private health system and (c) opted not to have the surgery.

(2) What is the capital consumption indicator for 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1a) Of the 11,300 people removed from the elective surgery waiting list in 2011-12, 11,300 were due to have surgery in the ACT public system.

1b) Of the 11,300 people removed from the elective surgery waiting list in 2011-12, none were due to have surgery in the private system.

1c) Of the 11,300 people removed from the elective surgery waiting list in 2011-12, none opted not to have the surgery.

(2) The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported the capital consumption ratio for the ACT in 2010-11 was 3.84. The AIHW have not published data for 2011-12. The data published by the AIHW cannot be replicated by the Health Directorate.

National Arboretum Canberra—replantings (Question No 90)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 March 2013 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) How much money has the Government spent on replanting trees at the National Arboretum that were unsuccessful in getting established.

(2) In relation to the replanted trees referred to in part (1), can the Minister provide a breakdown of the (a) year and (b) number of replanted trees (i) native and (ii) not native, to the ACT and cost.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Planting of trees in the National Arboretum has been undertaken on a contractual basis. These contracts cover site establishment, irrigation, tree planting, tree guards,


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