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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1853..


The Civic Merry Go Round is an ACT Government asset operated under a management contract by Jaymz Pty Ltd. Jaymz Pty Ltd is responsible for the day to day operating costs of the Merry Go Round. The ACT Government incurs a cost for managing the contract that varies depending on arising issues.

The operation of the Civic Merry Go Round is entirely outsourced under the current contract arrangements. Jaymz Pty Ltd pays a contract fee, currently $18,000 per annum.

Jaymz Pty Ltd retains all fares.

The percentage of operating costs covered by income from the Civic Merry Go Round is unknown. This information is confidential to Jaymz Pty Ltd.

The Civic Merry Go Round is insured by the ACT Government. Jaymz Pty Ltd is required, as part of their contract, to maintain public liability, workers compensation and other normal business insurance policies.

The Civic Merry Go Round is insured by the ACT Government for $520,188 and is listed as an asset of Environment ACT.

Health First hotline

(Question No 682)

Mrs Burke

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to the Health First Hotline:

How many telephone calls has Health First received each month since Labor took office;

Can the Minister advise details of the number of patients going through the Emergency Departments of:

Calvary Public Hospital;

Woden Public Hospital;

on a monthly basis over the last 12 months;

Can it be calculated how many emergency ward presentations are avoided per month through calls to Health First;

When was the last time the Government embarked on an advertising campaign to promote Health First;

Is the Minister intending to embark on another advertising campaign promoting Health First.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Since Labor took office in November 2002 Health First has taken an average of almost four thousand calls per month.


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