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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5103 ..


number of instances where members of the community and workers have been injured as a result of the incorrect transportation or handling of flammable gases.

These devastating incidents have highlighted the importance of remaining vigilant when storing, transporting and using gas bottles and appliances. As part of their focus on gas safety in the lead-up to the holiday season, a time when we know that people move and use gas bottles a lot, Access Canberra and WorkSafe ACT will be providing information to the community and industry over the warmer months. A video on gas safety will be posted on social media, and important information will be provided through the Access Canberra website.

The ACT government urges all Canberrans to take a moment to ensure that they are being safe this holiday season and over summer, particularly when it comes to storing, transporting and using gas.

Mental health—duress alarms

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. Minister, audits of both the adult mental health unit and the mental health short-stay unit have revealed that personal duress alarms are missing. Minister, what actions have been taken to investigate and recover missing duress alarms in the adult mental health unit and the mental health short-stay unit and do all staff currently working in these units have duress alarms?

MR RATTENBURY: I will check that for Mr Wall and let him know as soon as I can.

MR WALL: Minister, what actions have you taken to ensure that all security systems at the adult mental health unit and the mental health short stay unit are working properly and are fit for purpose?

MR RATTENBURY: Madam Speaker, I have not been advised of any concerns in that area but, as I said, I will check for Mr Wall whether there are problems.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, how often are you briefed on security of staff in the adult mental health unit and the mental health short-stay unit?

MR RATTENBURY: I meet formally with ACT Health every week, and often more than that in a given week depending on what is going on. Staff security is frequently on the agenda of those meetings because of the challenges I spoke about in my earlier answers.

Government—swimming pool safety

MR PARTON: My question is to the Minister for Building Quality Improvement. Minister, according to the Canberra Times, Royal Life Saving ACT has made multiple recommendations to government on the safety of backyard swimming pool legislation, including for a central pools registry. The same Canberra Times report said that the coroner recommended a database two years ago. Minister, what is the


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