Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 12 October 2022) . . Page.. 2911 ..
the day No 2 and Assembly business order of the day No 2 relating to the government response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2022-2023 report on the inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2022-2023 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-2023.
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.41), in reply: On behalf of the Treasurer, I close the in-principle debate and thank everybody for their contributions so far.
Bill agreed to in principle.
MADAM SPEAKER: Standing order 180 sets down the order in which this bill will be considered. That is, in the detail stage, any schedule expressing the services for which the appropriation is to be made must be considered before the clauses and, unless the Assembly otherwise orders, the schedules will be considered by proposed expenditure in the order shown. With the concurrence of the Assembly, I am proposing that the Assembly consider schedule 1 of each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of territory.
Is this the wish of the Assembly?
That being so, schedule 1 will be considered by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of the territory, then the clauses and the title.
Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.
ACT Local Hospital Network—Part 1.1
ACT Health Directorate—Part 1.2
Canberra Health Services—Part 1.3
MADAM SPEAKER: I understand that it is the wish of the Assembly to debate parts 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 together, being the ACT local hospital network, ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services. That being the case, the question is that the proposed expenditure for parts 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 be agreed to.
MS CASTLEY (Yerrabi) (10.43): I rise today to talk about Appropriation Bill 2022-23 as shadow health minister. The government’s health budgets require particular scrutiny, given the underfunding and neglect of the portfolio dating to 2015-16, the first budget handed down by Chief Minister Barr and Greens leader Rattenbury.
Put simply, Canberra’s health system is in crisis. It is timely, given the health minister has been given the job for more than three years, to look at her record and prepare a report card on the achievements. But, sadly, looking for achievements in health care is a lost cause.