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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (12 March) . . Page.. 990..


That Mrs Burke's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-


	Ayes, 6  		Noes, 8

 Mrs Burke  Mr Smyth  	Mr Berry  	Mr Quinlan
 Mr Cornwell    	Mr Corbell  	Ms Tucker 
 Ms Dundas    		Ms Gallagher  	Mr Wood
 Mrs Dunne      	Mr Hargreaves   
 Mr Pratt     		Ms MacDonald   
Question so resolved in the negative.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr Ted Rayment

MS MacDONALD (6.55): I rise today to pay tribute to Mr Ted Rayment. Ted Rayment has had his last day as general manager, and prior to that chief executive officer, of the Canberra Hospital. I think it is important that we acknowledge the work that Mr Rayment did for the Canberra Hospital and the people of Canberra while he was both chief executive officer and general manager.

Many people who went before Mr Rayment in the position of chief executive officer did not last the distance. There were in fact five chief executive officers in the five years before Mr Rayment took on the job of chief executive officer and then general manager. In an article which appeared in the Canberra Times on the weekend, Mr Rayment is reported as saying that a number of people approached him and asked him not to take on the job because they were concerned that he would not last any longer than 12 months. But he proved them all wrong. He has been at the Canberra Hospital for six years, most of that time as chief executive officer.

I first met Ted in my former role as organiser for the Australian Services Union. I would like to reiterate what a lot of other people have said. Ted was a very approachable person and quite regularly he went above and beyond the call of duty to try to resolve things-at times this would be at minutiae levels-that you would not expect a chief executive officer to be involved with.

Ted would always acknowledge people as he walked around the hospital. He would smile and say hello to them. In both my capacity as the organiser for the Australian Services Union with members at the Canberra Hospital and now in my capacity as an MLA, I have always found Ted to be extremely approachable and friendly, a person who is willing to listen and assist.


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