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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (26 February) . . Page.. 223..


Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Health—end-of-life issues

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (5.31): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the ACT has one of Australia's fastest growing populations of people aged 60 and over, with numbers expected to increase to almost 20% of the population by 2020;

(b) that with such an ageing population the need to sustain a conversation, in the general community, on palliative care and end-of-life issues is pertinent;

(c) that in September 2013 the Palliative Care Conference that was held in the ACT highlighted the need for such community conversations;

(d) that mid next month I'll be hosting a roundtable stakeholder forum on End-of-Life issues;

(e) that the Government recently released its comprehensive Palliative Care Services Plan 2013-2017; and

(f) that the plan will provide strategic direction for the continued development of palliative care services in the ACT, now and into the future; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) continue raising end-of-life, palliative care, and advanced care planning as issues within the ACT community;


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