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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2255 ..


65 Duffy Street Ainslie, which will impact unfavourably on surrounding residents due to increased noise and traffic levels, loss of privacy and is not in keeping with the Heritage listing for houses in this section.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: put a stop to the development to preserve the "Heritage" and living standards of the residents into the next century.

Petitions received.

PAPER

MR MOORE: Madam Speaker, I ask for leave to present a petition which does not conform with standing orders as it does not address the Assembly nor contain a request.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE: I present an out-of-order petition from 139 residents concerning the draft variation to the Territory Plan to develop North Duffy-Holder sections 55, 56 and 58 and Holder sections 47 and 48.

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Hospice

MRS CARNELL: My question without notice is to the Minister for Health, Mr Berry. I refer the Minister to his comments this morning on ABC radio where he said, "I have never been convinced that a hospice ought to go at a major hospital". Why then, Minister, did you sign a ministerial statement in July 1989 based on the strategic plan of the Hon. Gordon Scholes - not a renowned Liberal, I must say - to establish a hospice at Calvary Hospital? Has it anything to do with blatant political opportunism, that you hate Catholics, or that you have a very selective memory, or is it all of the above?

Mr Berry: I think you ought to withdraw that one.

MADAM SPEAKER: I will take that on notice. Proceed, Mr Berry.

MR BERRY: From the arch populist, what a strange question! Here is somebody who has set about populism in the extreme. I said this morning what I have always believed. I have never been convinced that a hospice ought to be located at a hospital. All of the inquiries that I have read about and have seen have convinced me that my view on that subject is very true. Undoubtedly, in the discussion of the MPI this afternoon, more information will flow on this subject and Mrs Carnell will be more fully informed about where hospices ought and ought not be located. You can take it from me that my view has not changed. I have never been convinced that a hospice ought to be located near a hospital. There are many instances throughout the country where this is not the case and there are - - -


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