Page 4268 - Week 14 - Thursday, 24 October 1991

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MR JENSEN: I have a supplementary question: Mr Speaker, will the Minister release the details and results of such tests?

MR WOOD: Yes, Mr Jensen, I certainly will.

Ambulance Service

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Health and concerns what Mr Moore has called ambulancegate.

Mr Moore: I said it tongue-in-cheek, of course.

MR HUMPHRIES: Of course. My tongue is in my cheek, too. I ask whether it is the case that the Macdonald report states:

It was not up to him -

that is, the ambulance officer -

to decide whether or not to send an Ambulance, if there is any doubt the Duty Superintendent should be consulted.

Officer ... did not despatch a vehicle nor did he consult with the Duty Superintendent, it appears from our stated policy that the patient should have received the benefit of the doubt.

Can the Minister tell me and the Assembly why this crucial part of the investigation was not made available to Mr Harris?

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, it was not an investigation for Mr Harris; it was an investigation for the Ambulance Service.

Tuggeranong Swimming Centre

MR JENSEN: Mr Speaker, my question is to Mr Berry in his capacity as Minister for Sport. Firstly, is it correct that the proposed Tuggeranong pool will be an eight-lane, variable-depth pool from two metres for 30 metres to up to one metre for the remaining 20 metres? Secondly, does this mean that the pool does not comply with national or international regulations on facility standards and therefore render the complex unusable for anything other than local competition? Thirdly, what would be the extra cost, if any, to construct a constant-depth pool to enable national and international swimming meets to be held at the new pool?

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