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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2227..

There are 19 full time equivalent radiation therapists employed against the 21.5 positions. This figure includes one radiation therapist employed in a mentored training position.

(3) General improvement has been demonstrated in the median waiting time for patients classified as Urgent, Semi-urgent and Standard categories. This improvement has resulted from the increased operational capacity of the linear accelerators. The comparison between November 2003 and February 2004 is contained in the following Table.


Median waiting time

Nov 03

Feb 04


2 days

0 day


21.5 days

14.5 days


Category B

54 days

32 days


Category A

35 days

20 days

National Zoo and Aquarium

(Question No 1444)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

In relation to correspondence the Minister wrote to me on 17 March informing me that the Government is considering the National Zoo and Aquarium Planning Investigation report prepared by consultants for the National Capital Authority and the A.C.T. Government, how long will it take the Government to consider this report and will a decision be made regarding this land before the Budget is announced.

Mr Corbell

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

The answer to this Question on Notice is addressed in Question on Notice No. 1275. The report and other matters such as environmental and financial implications are being assessed.

When these assessments are completed the Government will advise its decision. The decision will not be announced prior to the Budget

Quamby detainees

(Question No 1445)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

(1) Is it a fact that there are inmates over 18 years of age in Quamby; if so, how many are there;

(2) Respecting the ACT privacy laws, are they in for (a) serious and (b) non-serious crimes and what are the maximum penalties for each category;

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