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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2004 2004) . . Page.. 342 ..


The new policy is a technical document for internal use by hospital staff involved in the management of the elective surgery waiting list. It is available on the ACT Health Intranet. A consumer’s version of the policy is presently being developed which will be available publicly on the ACT Health Internet and will be sent to all patients booked on the waiting list.

The policy was developed because no current policy existed to guide the management of the elective surgery waiting list. The policy will ensure that management of the waiting list is consistent and accurate. The direction of the policy is based on equity of access for all patients.


Development—shopping centres(Question No 42)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 8 December 2004:

What requests has the Government received for shopping centre upgrades in the electorate of Brindabella;

What centres were considered in negotiations for the 2004-05 Budget.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

No requests have been received.

All Cabinet deliberations for the 2004-05 Budget’s Capital Works Program are confidential in nature.


Justice and Community Safety, Department—chief executive officer(Question No 44)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

Is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Justice and Community Safety still receiving his living away from home allowance; if so, why;

How much has the Chief Executive Officer been paid in terms of his living away from home allowance for each year he has been employed in his current position.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Yes. The Chief Executive has received allowances in accordance with Determinations of the Remuneration Tribunal.

The Chief Executive receives an accommodation allowance of $300 per week. This was initially determined in 1996.


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