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our mental health facilities across our health system. I would hope to continue engaging with their representatives on this. He has got my number: call me maybe.
MS CASTLEY: Minister, will you conduct an urgent inquiry into the violence and nurse safety at Dhulwa, like the nurses’ union has called for?
MS DAVIDSON: I would very much like to have that conversation with the nurses’ union and I hope that they will be happy to engage in conversation with me soon.
MS CLAY: Minister, what steps have you taken to improve safety at the site?
MS DAVIDSON: There have been ongoing improvements to training and support for staff, both in their ability to prevent and manage occupational violence in the workplace, in response to ongoing work that is being conducted across our health system to improve workplace safety and wellbeing for the staff who are so committed to making sure that we can achieve the best outcomes for patients in their care. That work is continuing to happen and we are continuing to engage with nurses there to make sure that their concerns are listened to and understood and that we can provide them with the support that they need for their ongoing development and wellbeing.
Opposition members interjecting—
MS DAVIDSON: The practices are different across different health services—
Ms Orr: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker, it is very hard to hear with the interjections from the opposition. I would ask that we can hear the minister in silence.
MR ACTING SPEAKER: I think that is a fair call; if we can keep the noise down? Minister?
MS DAVIDSON: The way in which workplace procedures to reduce occupational violence are put into place is different across different mental health facilities, reflecting the different kinds of clinical care that are provided in each of those facilities. That is why it is so important that we engage with staff while we are working on improvements to how we care for people and reduce the risks to staff in those workplaces. That is what we are continuing to do.
Light rail—stage 2
MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. Minister, what does the receipt of works approval from the National Capital Authority mean for the project to raise London Circuit?
MR STEEL: I thank Ms Orr for her question. Last week the ACT government received notification that the National Capital Authority had provided works approval for the raising of London Circuit. The approval means that we can get on and commence raising London Circuit to form an at-grade intersection with Commonwealth Avenue. This will involve the staged demolition of the two bridges