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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 13 Hansard (18 November) . .

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Participating clinicians receive annual individual reports on compliance with clinical practice guidelines and outcomes. This helps contribute towards the quality of care that they are able to deliver. The most recent 15-year report shows that compliance according to five quality indicators that cover a range of treatments for breast cancer has improved over the past 15 years. That is a result of the very strong framework we have in place as a result of this group's excellent work.

Gaming—casino

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, to what extent is your determination to expand the casino driving your government's policy for the clubs and gaming sector?

MR BARR: I am not sure that I have any determination to expand the casino.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Chief Minister, has your directorate been involved in the possible transfer of gaming machines from the Tradies and/or the Labor Club to the casino?

MR BARR: Not that I am aware of, no.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, are you aware of any plans for the Labor Club and/or the Tradies to move away from poker machines and for those machines to be allocated directly or indirectly to the casino?

MR BARR: I have no responsibility in relation to the Labor Club or the Tradies club, but I am not aware of anything in that regard, no.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, has your directorate been involved with negotiating with the Casino about the acquisition of gaming machines from a licensed club?

MR BARR: About the—

MR COE: Has your directorate been involved with the Casino about the acquisition of gaming machines from either the Labor Club or the Tradies?

MR BARR: Not that I am aware of. I am aware of public comments by the Casino that, were they to acquire poker machines, they would seek to do so via the trading scheme that is available. But it would, of course, require changes to the legislative framework for that to occur. So no, I am not aware of any discussions. And that would be ultimately a matter for those clubs, for which I have no responsibility at all.


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