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in as we grapple with a health workforce crisis across Australia and seek to build new models to address it. The attractiveness of research opportunities and career pathways for clinician scientists was a particular lesson from the visit and is informing the implementation of the Better together: ACT health research strategic plan for 2022-2030 announced this year.

During the visit, the partnership board and I also joined the Chief Minister at an official reception that he hosted for Singapore officials and special guests. This was an opportunity to bring together all participants of the two trade missions, along with key Singapore stakeholders and business leaders, to strengthen relationships and build on the mission’s objectives.

I would like to thank Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore, Ms Angela Robinson, and her staff at the High Commission in Singapore. To all of the Singapore officials we had the opportunity to meet, thank you very much for your generosity in hosting our delegation at your facilities and for helping to make this such a valuable visit.

I would also like to thank Mr Brendan Smyth, the ACT’s Commissioner for International Engagement; Professor Russell Gruen, Dean of the ANU College of Health and Medicine, who has a strong connection with Singapore and was very instrumental in organising some of our most important meetings; and the teams in the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development and ACT Health Directorates for their enthusiasm and assistance in executing this highly successful trade mission.

Prior to embarking on this trade mission we had heard and read about Singapore’s reputation as a leader in health system innovation and its ability to respond to complex challenges to deliver excellence in health care. Along with the Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board, I look forward to drawing on these lessons to drive improvements across the ACT health system in the years to come.

I present the following paper:

Minister for Health Trade Mission to Singapore—9-14 August 2022—Ministerial statement, 1 December 2022.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Energy—ministerial delegation to Singapore

Ministerial statement

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (10.38): I would like to report to the Assembly on the delegation that I led to Singapore between 25 and 27 October this year. The mission coincided with the Singapore International Energy Week 2022, which is a key international event in the

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