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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (9 June) . .

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I look forward to the opportunity to build successfully on the program, to improve quality assurance on contract risk management, IT connectivity between relevant business systems, management of compliance requirements and arrangements for managing contract variations.

I remain strongly committed to ensuring that the government continues to provide the best possible accommodation and support to the 23,000 tenants who reside in approximately 11,500 social housing properties. As the current TFM contract reaches its end, the government will include this report in our considerations for delivering the best possible services and value for money under this contract into the future.

Chief Health Officer's report 2016

Paper and statement by minister

MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo—Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services and Assistant Minister for Health): For the information of members, I present the following paper (4.16):

Public Health Act, pursuant to subsection 10(3)—ACT Chief Health Officer's Report 2016—Healthy Canberra.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS FITZHARRIS: I am very pleased to table this afternoon in the Assembly the 2016 Chief Health Officer's report Healthy Canberra. I would also like to acknowledge the presence in the gallery of the Chief Health Officer himself, Dr Paul Kelly, who between him and all his staff have worked extremely hard to deliver this report to the people of Canberra today.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Chief Health Officer's report, a report published every two years to provide information about the health of the ACT population. The 2016 report covers the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014 and has been prepared as required under section 10 of the Public Health Act 1997 through a rigorous process of reviewing health and other data sets, including mortality and morbidity data.

The report is called Healthy Canberra, and it focuses on priority health issues that cause the greatest burden of disease, are preventable, and are fundamental to good health in our community. There are four themed chapters: healthy city, healthy weight, healthy lifestyle and healthy people, representing the influence of our environment and lifestyle on our health.

We have a healthy city. With one of the cleanest, safest environments in the world, it can be easy to take for granted the positive impact of our environment on our health. Air quality in Canberra is generally excellent, and there were only 12 days during 2012 to 2014 when wood smoke meant that the ACT exceeded the national environment protection measure advisory standard.


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