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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 8 Hansard (13 August) . . Page.. 2733 ..


Appropriation Bill 2019-2020

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2019-2020

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee report

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee—government response]

Debate resumed from 4 June 2019.

MADAM SPEAKER: I remind members that in debating order of the day No 1, executive business, they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 2 and Assembly business order of the day relating to the government response to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2019-2020.

Detail stage

MADAM SPEAKER: Standing order 180 sets down the order in which this bill will be considered—that is, that in the detail stage any schedule expressing the services for which the appropriation is to be made must be considered before the clauses and, unless the Assembly otherwise orders, the schedules will be considered by proposed expenditure in the order shown. With the concurrence of the Assembly, I am proposing that the Assembly consider schedule 1 by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of territory. Is this the wish of the Assembly?

Motion (by Ms Cheyne) agreed to:

That Parts 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 be debated cognately.

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

ACT Local Hospital Network—Part 1.1

ACT Health Directorate—Part 1.2

Canberra Health Services—Part 1.3

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (10.33): I am surprised to be the first speaker, but you never know your luck on a good day. Madam Speaker, you will be pleased to know that I intend to speak only briefly about our health system in general. As an Australian, it has been my expectation that our public health system will take care of any major medical issues. As members may well be aware, my husband recently had some medical issues. The emergency department at Woden was brilliant. He was in a bed there within less than 10 minutes of arriving at the hospital. He came to the hospital in the late evening and by the time I was back in the morning he had been transferred to a ward—also good—where he was told that if he wanted his operation done quickly he should go to national capital. He did. He was operated on that evening.


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