Page 283 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 20 February 1990

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Tuesday, 20 February 1990


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 2.30 pm and read the prayer.


The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation, and a copy will be referred to the appropriate Minister:

Birthing Centre

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:

The petition of certain residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly the lack of a Birth Centre in the ACT.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to support the recommendation of ACT for Birth for the establishment in the ACT of a freestanding, autonomous Birth Centre that is managed, in conjunction with consumers, by a Community Board. This facility could be either purpose built or an existing renovated home within 10 minutes of a hospital.

It is essential that the Birth Centre be midwife operated, accessible to both private and public patients, and have defined emergency backup.

The Centre should include an ante-natal clinic.

by Mr Humphries (from 780 citizens).

Petition received.


Zero-based Budgeting

MS FOLLETT: My question is to Mr Kaine in his capacity as Treasurer. Is Mr Kaine able to explain to the Assembly the principles of annual zero-based budgeting as it will be undertaken by his Government?

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