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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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MR COE: Minister, what support do other jurisdictions provide to cancer patients to assist with out-of-pocket expenses, and what plans does the ACT government have to improve the current level of support offered?

MS FITZHARRIS: I cannot comment on other jurisdictions right now, but I can take the question on notice. I am certainly aware that other jurisdictions have agreements with the commonwealth that assist in this, and that is something the ACT government is also exploring.

Planning—O'Malley

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, recently, constituents have raised concerns about the government's intention to amalgamate blocks 23 and 24 of section 31 in O'Malley and the adjacent car park for redevelopment. The planning website states that the land is suitable for CFZ zoning. We have been informed by residents that the proposal has been delayed. The website has not been updated, however, and the community remains uncertain as to the future of the land in their suburb. Minister, can you provide the community an update on this proposal?

MR GENTLEMAN: I will have to take the details of that on notice. I do not have anything in front of me that would provide an update for the Assembly. But as soon as I can get some information I will bring it back to the chamber.

MR HANSON: Minister, in doing so, can you rule out any public housing on this site?

MR GENTLEMAN: No.

MR PARTON: Minister, is this site part of the asset recycling program used to fund light rail?

MR GENTLEMAN: No, Madam Speaker.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm

MR MILLIGAN: My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Minister, on 13 February I asked you in this chamber to report on the number of clients who have been treated at the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm since it opened in August 2017. You took the question on notice and responded in writing on 10 March. In your response you stated that you were unable to report the exact numbers as the clients could be easily identified and that there were risks of exposing confidentiality. Minister, I am not asking for names or any identifying details. Can you state precisely how many clients have been treated at this facility?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mr Milligan for the question. It is on the advice of ACT Health that I cannot state exactly the number of clients that were part of—


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