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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (16 September) . .

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I also thank the minister for reminding us of our track record in delivering the significant health infrastructure program that has already provided hundreds of thousands of occasions of service each year. Mr Hanson must stop talking down investment in health and our investment in health infrastructure, for example, his mention of the Ngunnawal bush healing farm.

With even a cursory glance at the media releases, Mr Hanson would see that there is significant movement on the construction of the Ngunnawal bush healing farm. Indeed, on 16 April the Minister for Health announced that a contractor was awarded a $6 million contract to build the Ngunnawal bush healing farm. This announcement followed the traditional smoking ceremony held at the end of March. I am pleased to let Mr Hanson know today that early earthworks to support construction commenced in June this year and the project is on track.

I also note the contributions of Dr Bourke and Ms Porter. Both of them know implicitly what it is like to deliver front-line health services especially for some of our country's most vulnerable communities. They understand, as do this government and the Minister for Health, what is required to deliver health services in our community and what is required to deliver health outcomes—health infrastructure. Ongoing investment in health infrastructure is key to this, and I commend the motion.

Question put:

That the amendment 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 Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion agreed to.

Inappropriate structure in a school—inquiry

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (5.05): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the inquiry into the construction of a cage in a Canberra primary school took over five and a half months;


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