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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.


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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