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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . .

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related to the behaviours—challenging behaviours, difficult behaviours—of that patient, which we have worked constructively to try to address.

The nurses and midwives union wrote to me at 4.30 pm yesterday drawing to my attention their broader concerns about safety for their staff in dealing with complex, difficult, violent and aggressive behaviour, and I am looking into those matters at this time.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, what complaints exist beyond that single complaint and what areas do they relate to?

MR CORBELL: I would expect that there may be other complaints that have been made through the risk reporting profile. I do not have the detail behind those at this point in time. We have a risk reporting framework for staff in the hospital to deal with any form of workplace safety risk and that would include violence. So I am looking further into the claims and the requests that were made by the ANF to me late yesterday.

Sport—ground maintenance

MR DOSZPOT: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: on the sport and recreation website it states that all sportsgrounds in the ACT are closed biannually for two weeks at the same time to maintain a quality playing surface at all times. Minister why is every sportsground closed for maintenance all at once, even if work is not performed on them?

MS BERRY: Of course, maintenance of our sportsgrounds and maintaining the quality for both community sports and elite sports in the ACT is very important to the ACT government. I will have to come back to the Assembly with some detail on the specifics of the question Mr Doszpot has asked about why they are closed at the same time even though work is not being done on them—according to the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, while you are exploring that, could you also explore why ovals cannot be closed progressively according to a work schedule?

MS BERRY: I will take that question on notice as well, as an idea from Mr Doszpot.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, how are clubs notified about the ground closures?

MS BERRY: There are probably a number of ways that clubs and groups are informed about sportsground closures, but I will get the detail and provide it to the Assembly.


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