Page 1581 - Week 05 - Thursday, 2 June 2022

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Government—land and property reports

MR MILLIGAN: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. In your government’s response to the 2020 Auditor-General’s report on land supply and release, you agreed to table land and property reports as quickly as possible, in the name of transparency around land sales. Minister, it is now June, and the land and property report for July to December 2021, which is nearly six months ago, has not yet been published. Why not?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Milligan for his question. I will take that on notice.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, will you also delay publication of the report for January to June 2022 by 12 months?

MR GENTLEMAN: That is a hypothetical question. We have not made any decisions on that yet.

MS LEE: Minister, when will you publish the report for July to December 2021? Why does it take six months to compile a report on land sales?

MR GENTLEMAN: As soon as the work is completed, we will be able to publish that report. There has been quite a bit of work to do in ensuring that we have all of the correct data for publishing, to make sure that Canberrans understand what we are doing.

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit—safety

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. On Monday you released the terms of reference for the Dhulwa inquiry. As well as nurses being attacked, security guards have been assaulted while protecting staff, including a guard who had his cheekbone shattered defending a doctor. Guards have suggested measures to improve safety, including cameras in seclusion rooms, carrying handcuffs, and body-worn cameras, but all have been declined. Minister, have you spoken to security guards who have been attacked, and what did they tell you?

MS DAVIDSON: Thank you for the question. I have been advised of a number of things that are being done to improve safety at Dhulwa, and I will be very happy to talk further with representatives of the security guards if they would like to. The safety strategies include reinvigorating the SafeWards methodology, dynamic ISBAR—which stands for “Introduction, Situation, Background Assessment Recommendations”—and read back has been introduced, which is being used by clinical and security teams to assess risk and develop a plan before approaching or undertaking any conversations with someone who is receiving care that might result in agitation or violence towards team members, including security. There are a number of other activities that are improving security. I could go through them all now, but I suspect that these have all been answered in a question on notice, already. I hope that that has satisfied you.

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