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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (24 September) . .

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Question put:

That the motion, as amended, 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.

ACT Emergency Services Agency—management

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.10): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the various problems that exist within the Emergency Services Agency (ESA) and its component organisations, including:

(a) allowing a toxic culture to occur in the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS);

(b) failure to investigate bullying in ACTAS, which led to a Provisional Improvement Notice by the ACT Work Safety Commissioner;

(c) allowing bullying in ACTAS, which led to a complaint lodged to the Fair Work Ombudsman;

(d) failure to upgrade the ACTAS's VACIS electronic case management system;

(e) ongoing six year failure to procure new uniforms for ACTAS personnel;

(f) failure to procure fully working defibrillators;

(g) allowing a bullying, sexist and misogynistic culture to exist in the ACT Fire and Rescue Service;

(h) issues concerning the deployment of a "bronto" from NSW during the Sydney Building fire;

(i) concerns regarding the integration of the four ESA component organisations;

(j) the incomplete enterprise bargaining agreement for ESA staff; and


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