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critical to expanding this market. Equally critical is attracting private investment from Singapore, as our economy needs additional capital in order to grow. We are focusing this year particularly on strengthening industry partnerships in the space sector. There is a particular focus on collaboration between universities and research institutions.

MS ORR: Chief Minister, what are some of the main benefits that Canberra’s close relations with Singapore brings to our city?

MR BARR: There are a wide range of benefits. Singapore is an important partner for Australia but a significant one for Canberra. It ranks in the top 10 of our nation’s trade partners, as well as being a source of capital and a destination for investment. It is also within the top 10 sources of international visitors to Australia and to the ACT, and it is one of the key markets for the ACT, as identified in our international engagement strategy.

MR PETTERSSON: Chief Minister, how has the filming of a Singaporean TV show in Canberra benefited our local economy?

MR BARR: This opportunity came about because of our close relationship with Singapore. I particularly acknowledge the great work of our tourism and business development manager in Singapore, Ms Jacqueline Lee, who made this opportunity possible. The Singaporean broadcast company Mediacorp brought a production crew of 27 to Canberra. They also hired local film industry businesses to support the shoot, providing both revenue to these businesses and valuable experience for our local industry. Filming here raised the profile of Canberra in Singapore, as Shero is estimated to reach an audience of around 2.5 million people.

With that, Madam Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Municipal services—play spaces

MR STEEL: Earlier in question time I was asked about the Caroline Chisholm Park on Deamer Crescent, Chisholm, the improvements that were being made there and why they were being made. “Make good” playground repairs are being undertaken at the play space, which were identified through playground compliance audits undertaken by Transport Canberra and City Services.

Canberra Health Services—data security

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Yesterday I was asked:

… why is Canberra Health Services contacting patients who post their valid concerns on Facebook and asking them to remove posts? Is this common practice at Canberra Health Services?

I took that question on notice. Canberra Health Services has advised that contacting patients to remove social media posts is not common practice.

As per my initial response to the member yesterday in relation to the matter reported in City News, I can confirm that a CHS team member did speak to the consumer about


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