Page 2277 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 3 August 2022

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MS LEE: No, you said a ‘new member’. You said she was a new member on the board.

MR STEEL: I also said that we welcomed her to the board. In any case, the continuity of time is different, I think, to what Ms Lee believes. I have clarified that she is being welcomed to the board as the new deputy chair.

MS LEE (by leave): I table the following paper:

Canberra Institute of Technology Board—Canberra Institute of Technology Annual Report 2018—Copy of page 18.


MR GENTLEMAN: Further to my answer to Mr Milligan and Ms Lawder regarding Tharwa Village, it is important that budget papers are reflected accurately. I have checked the initiative in the budget for Uriarra Village, and it is very clear that the funding is to replace the existing pipeline, and the pipeline is for non-potable water. The replacement will also be for non-potable water.

As I noted, the government works with all our communities to support their needs, including the great work from ESA to prepare for and respond to bushfires. I would ask both members to consider correcting the error in their questions.

Canberra Hospital—Fetal Medicine Unit accreditation

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I can confirm that the emergency department at Canberra Hospital has advised that they are not aware of any patient who has died whilst in the emergency department corridor.

In relation to the question that Ms Castley asked around the Fetal Medicine Unit, I can advise that the Fetal Medicine Unit is currently accredited for training until 31 August 2022; so until the end of this month. Training accreditation will then be suspended until recruitment is finalised for a second maternal fetal medicine staff specialist.

The current staffing is affected by the fact that two senior staff specialists are currently on long-service leave and one senior staff specialist is on return to work following an injury. There are three other consultants in the unit, one of whom is a maternal fetal medicine subspecialist. However, training and accreditation requires two maternal fetal medicine subspecialists to provide appropriate supervision and training. Canberra Health Services is actively recruiting for a second maternal fetal medicine subspecialist. In the meantime, however, Canberra Health Services advises that no staff have left the unit due to the training accreditation issue.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Inspector of Correctional Services Act, pursuant to subsection 30(2)—Report of a Review of a Critical Incident by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services—

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