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have received form our paramedics. We are working with them to ensure that they have what they need to continue to deliver their critical work to our community. We are increasing the number of paramedics within the ACT Ambulance Service and growing the skills that they hold. These initiatives improve the response to Canberrans in need and support our ambulance service in recruiting and growing the skills of their people. We know that the health and wellbeing of our first responders is supported by professional opportunities, comfort and safety in the workplace and opportunities to rest and recover. I look forward to continuing to work with our paramedics and the TWU to ensure that our ambulance service remains well resourced and supported now and into the future.

Mr Barr: Further questions can be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Canberra Health Services—workplace culture

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: In response to Mr Davis’s question about whether staff had been dismissed in relation to bullying and harassment, while I will not be able to answer that question specifically, what I can say from previous responses to questions on notice is that question on notice 834, from 10 June, indicated that since October 2019, when these things started being recorded electronically, ten staff have been identified as being dismissed, to June 2022. Obviously, the reasons for that dismissal are not necessarily those that Mr Davis was touching on.

In relation to a question that I took on notice from question time on 8 June, I indicated that, while investigations are currently underway, no senior staff from any classification employed at Canberra Health Services have had their permanent employment terminated in the past six months. But for contracted specialists, contracts may be discontinued or not renewed for various reasons. So, again, I am not going to be able to specifically respond to the question that Mr Davis asked. That is the best information I am going to be able to get in relation to those issues.

Madam Speaker, I table the report that I thought I was referring to in relation to Ms Castley’s question:

The BPA Top Drawer Report—2021 Workplace Culture Survey—Canberra Health Services, undated.

This is the top drawer report from BPA Analytics on the culture survey relating to nursing and midwifery. If Ms Castley was referring to another report that I was quoting from, I am not going to be able to table that at this point in time, but the final report from accreditation will be made available pretty shortly and will be released.

Dickson College—safety

MS BERRY: On Tuesday I was asked by Mr Hanson about WorkSafe notices at Dickson College. I just wanted to provide some further clarity on those. There were two notices at Dickson College. There were priority improvement notices and a prohibition notice. The prohibition notice has been lifted and two of the three

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