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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Mr Hinder 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.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.

Standing orders—co-sponsorship of bills

Proposed amendments

Debate resumed from 18 February 2016, on motion by Mr Rattenbury:

That the motion be agreed to.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (12.21): The opposition will be supporting the change to standing orders.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.21 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Hospitals—bed occupancy rate

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Health. In 2013-14, the Health Directorate annual report noted that due to "increasing pressure on ACT public hospitals" the ACT bed occupancy target had been increased from the desirable 85 per cent to a less safe 90 per cent. On 18 February 2016, I asked you, "Minister, do we have sufficient hospital beds?" Your answer was, "Unequivocally, yes." Minister, how many hospital beds do we have in the ACT public health system, and where are they?

MR CORBELL: The exact number of beds is around 1,000. I am happy to get the exact number for Mr Hanson. What was the second part of your question?

Mr Hanson: Where are they located?

MR CORBELL: In our hospitals.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.


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