Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 3 May 2022) . . Page.. 1094 ..
MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order. Ms Davidson, resume your seat.
Mr Hanson: The question was very specific—whether she has apologised for what was clearly a dismissive and flippant remark. Has she apologised? Yes or no?
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, you know that there is no point of order. I am not going to direct the minister to give a yes or no answer. Ms Davidson, you have the floor.
MS DAVIDSON: It is very important that the conversations that I am having with the ANMF—
Opposition members interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Members, there is no need for snide interjections.
MS DAVIDSON: continue in the constructive manner in which we have been conducting them, in order to address the concerns of the nurses at Dhulwa. I thank the staff at Dhulwa for sharing their experiences with me, in all their honesty and rawness. I also thank the ANMF for being willing to engage with us on how we can make real and lasting change, as well as addressing the immediate concerns.
Ms Castley: A point of order, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Davidson, resume your seat.
Ms Castley: The question is not about the ongoing conversation; it is referencing a previous comment that the minister made in question time. Our question is: has she apologised? If not, why not? That is all it is.
MADAM SPEAKER: There is no point of order because your colleague has also raised it, and was seeking a yes or no answer. You have the floor for the remaining 30 seconds, Ms Davidson.
MS DAVIDSON: I think I have addressed the chronology of the conversations that I have had and the detail of the topics of those conversations in my previous answers.
MS CASTLEY: Minister, why did you make light of such a serious safety issue where nurses have been assaulted and made afraid of going to work?
MS DAVIDSON: As I have addressed in my previous answers, the number of conversations that have been had with the ANMF and with the nurses at Dhulwa and the frequency with which we have engaged demonstrate that we are working through a very difficult situation in a collaborative and constructive manner.
Environment—Healthy Waterways project
MS CLAY: My question is to the minister for water. Minister, I was really pleased to see your recent announcement of $14 million of funding for the Healthy Waterways