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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2265 ..

Government, who were to conduct a feasibility study and an examination of this question, that they should in some way find that the hospice should be appropriately located on the Calvary Hospital site. Madam Speaker, that statement is completely untrue.

Mr Berry: Why didn't you ring up?

Mr De Domenico: The lines were jammed because everybody else was ringing up.

Mr Cornwell: He could not. The lines were jammed.

MADAM SPEAKER: Could we have some order! Only Mr Humphries has leave to speak.

MR HUMPHRIES: The study to which Mr Berry referred was the report by Professor Maddocks and Dr Redpath. Prior to that report I had no particularly strong views about where the hospice ought to go. It was in light of the evidence of that report that I concluded that the best location for the hospice would be at Calvary. Members will recall that in fact the Alliance Government announced originally that it would put the hospice on the Acton Peninsula, and it changed its mind because of the report to which Mr Berry referred. There was no view on my part that it should go anywhere other than where the experts said it should go.


MS FOLLETT (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (3.36): Madam Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers: The Treasurer's quarterly financial statement on the Territory public account for the period 1 April to 30 June 1993, statements and schedules which detail variations to appropriations and the transfer of funds for the year ended 30 June 1993 pursuant to section 49B of the Audit Act 1989, and a statement of expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance pursuant to subsection 47(2) of the Audit Act 1989 for 1992-93. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Madam Speaker, it has been the procedure in the Assembly to present the Treasurer's quarterly financial statement. The statement for the June quarter has more than usual significance as it reports on the overall 1992-93 budget outcome. It is therefore appropriate to link this with a number of other documents relating to the 1992-93 budget. The papers I have arranged for tabling today include the following: The Treasurer's quarterly financial statement on the Territory public account for the period 1 April to 30 June 1993; statements in accordance with section 49B of the Audit Act 1989 relating to transfers of funds between programs or internally between recurrent and capital items within programs, and variations to appropriations resulting from the on-passing of Commonwealth payments; and a statement in accordance with subsection 47(2) of the Audit Act 1989 relating to expenditures which were a final charge against the Treasurer's Advance in 1992-93.

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