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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4059 ..


our light rail network, opening more great local public schools and walk-in centres, fully rolling out our green bins program across the city and driving our economy to create even more good jobs in Canberra.

We will keep working to ensure all Canberrans have access to safe, suitable and affordable housing. We will continue investing in our environment and in the transition to a low carbon economy. We will continue renewing our city and our town centres to create lively, active hubs right across Canberra.

The parliamentary agreement between ACT Labor and the ACT Greens is delivering on our commitments and we will continue to work together for a more inclusive and progressive Canberra.

I present the following paper:

Delivering an inclusive, progressive and connected Canberra—Ministerial statement, 23 October 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

ACT Health—workplace culture

Ministerial statement

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Medical and Health Research, Minister for Transport and Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) (10.58): I am pleased to provide an update to the Assembly today on a number of initiatives underway in the ACT's public health services, including the successful transition of ACT Health into two distinct organisations; initiatives to improve workplace culture; and our plan to continue to deliver high quality health care to the Canberra community.

My statement today responds to a number of motions passed in the Assembly this year and reiterates the significant progress our public health system has made this year across a range of issues. As members will be aware, 1 October marked a significant shift in how we organise and deliver public healthcare services to the Canberra community. The creation of these two organisations symbolises the beginning of a new era for public health care in our city and has supported the transformation of our health system into one that is truly modern and built on best practice, as well as bringing us into line with other jurisdictions.

It has been a significant achievement to deliver this scale of reform in 10 months, all the while never losing sight of providing the best possible care to those needing health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It was an achievement that our extremely capable health staff engaged in professionally and passionately to accomplish. I would like to recognise and thank each and every one of our over 7,000 health staff for their


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