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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1298..

this place because of some perfectly valid reason, the approach that Mr Corbell has argued is the better one in this instance.

Question put:

That Mr Smyth's amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

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

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

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment 1.6, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.27 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

ACT Ambulance Service—defibrillators

MR HANSON: My question is to the minister for emergency services. Minister, on 30 October 2013 you gave this Assembly assurances that the territory's defibrillators purchased for the ACT Ambulance Service "have been rectified by the supplier in accordance with the terms of the contract". Minister, since you have given assurances to this Assembly that the defibrillator defaults have been "rectified", have any further clinical care notices been issued in regard to these defibrillators?

MR CORBELL: I am not advised of any further notices of that nature being issued.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, since this issue was raised, how many additional defibrillator malfunctions are you aware of that have been reported?

MR CORBELL: I am advised of only once incident where there was a potential failure with a battery for a defibrillator. In that respect, existing agreed protocols in place when the unit is first powered up identified the failure prior to the equipment being deployed.

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