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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 19 May 1993) . . Page.. 1589 ..


MRS CARNELL: About Woden Valley Hospital. Anyway, we will talk about that later.

Mr De Domenico: The kiosk at Woden Valley Hospital?

MRS CARNELL: That is right, the newsagent at Woden Valley Hospital.

Mr De Domenico: Even Mr Cumberland had to sort of beg to get to see him.

MRS CARNELL: Yes, that is the one.

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Could I have remarks addressed to the Chair.

MRS CARNELL: Certainly. Mr Lamont was wrong when he made his comments. He was talking about the answers, and whether members were happy about the answers. This motion is not about the answers; it is about the lack of answers. If a Minister answers a question in a way that we are not happy with, so be it; we can ask it again. This motion is about situations where we do not get an answer. What we on this side of the house are after is a more businesslike approach, a more professional approach, a more effective system of operation for this Assembly, and a more appropriate way to approach scrutiny of the Government. From that perspective, this motion deserves to be passed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

CANCER REGISTRY

MRS CARNELL (Leader of the Opposition) (11.51): I move:

That this Assembly urge the Government to act as a matter of urgency to establish an Independent Cancer Registry and that such a registry -

(1)          be used to facilitate the compilation of accurate and complete records;

(2)          to provide the data to facilitate the accumulation of information on trends;

(3)          establish a basis for the provision of cancer related health and support services;

(4)          enable the monitoring of community cancer prevention measures;

(5)          provide data for epidemiological research on the causes of cancer and yield information to enhance cancer education among the public; and

(6)          enable accurate forward planning with regard to health services requirements in the area of cancer.


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