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MR PETTERSSON: Minister, what can members of the Canberra community do to support the campaign?
MS BERRY: I thank the member for the question. The community, as well as members in this place, can observe the 16 days in a range of different ways. That includes wearing orange. It can also include using the hashtag 16DaysACT. It is also about observing some of the places and monuments across the ACT that will be lit up in orange for the duration of the 16 days of activism. I encourage members to get involved in activities offered by a range of services across the ACT to ensure that we bring attention to and eliminate violence against women and continue to work as a community, together, to end violence.
Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, further questions can be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
ACT Health—workplace culture review
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I table a letter from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation:
Culture Reform Oversight Group—Withdrawal—Copy of letter to the Culture Reform Oversight Group Chairperson from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation ACT, dated 23 December 2021.
Canberra Hospital—Fetal Medicine Unit accreditation
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: In relation to the question I was asked earlier about the Fetal Medicine Unit, I think I previously advised the Assembly training accreditation would be suspended after 31 August until recruitment was finalised for a second maternal fetal medicine staff specialist which is required to have that accreditation. I can advise training accreditation is currently suspended until the recruitment is finalised for the second maternal fetal medicine staff specialist. Canberra Health Services continues to actively recruit for that position.
In relation to the question about whether any other staff have left the unit, I do not have that specific answer but I can advise that there has been a high level of personal leave in the Fetal Medicine Unit as well.
MS CASTLEY(Yerrabi) (2.58): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the ACT Men’s Health Report Card 2019 found that:
(i) four in five Canberrans who die from heart disease under 65 are men;