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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3665 ..


Labor Party came into office in 2001; if so, why hasn’t one cent been spent from the capital funding on the ATSI Cultural Centre project at Yarramundi Reach.

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

No.


Development—Garran(Question No 517)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community, upon notice, on 23 August 2005:Services—

Further to the response to question on notice No 440, when did the Government reach the decision to review the future development of Hartigan Gardens, Garran;

What effort is Housing ACT making to re-house applicants on the waiting lists in the 13 units at Hartigan Gardens, Garran that are currently vacant, if options for future development are currently under review.

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

Following a briefing from my Department in May 2005, I agreed that the future development of Hartigan Gardens should be reviewed.

The vacant units at Hartigan Gardens do not meet current public housing standards both in terms of size and/or amenity. In the past, Public Housing Applicants who were offered properties at Hartigan Gardens declined to live there. However, in case of emergencies there may be instances where the accommodation may be used.


Hospitals—elective surgery admissions(Question No 520)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 24 August 2005:

Do the patient activity datasets for June 2005 note that elective surgery counted for 27.6% of total admissions at The Canberra Hospital (47 077) and 55.8% of total admissions at Calvary Hospital (16 752); if so, is it the case that there were 22 340 admissions for elective surgery in 2004-05;

If it is the case that there were 22 340 admissions for elective surgery in 2004-05, why is there such a disparity between the number of admissions for elective surgery in 2004-05 and the number of actual surgeries done (8 369);

Is it the case that patients who arrive at hospital for their surgery, complete formalities such as signing Medicare forms, but have their surgery cancelled count as an admission for elective surgery.

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


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