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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2396..


(4) In this advertisement does the Government talk about putting its money where it's most needed; if so, considering the message of this ad, was the cost of the ad money well spent.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) $5,698

(2) This advertisement was necessary to provide the community with detailed information about the challenges of funding ACT public sector superannuation, in order to give some context to decisions that were under consideration as part of the ACT's most significant budget in 16 years.

(3) $1,978.20

(4) Yes, the text of the advertisement states that it is 'important to put our efforts, and our money, where they're most needed'. Yes, this money was well spent. It is important that governments take the extra step to communicate with the people they represent.

Hospitals-staff qualifications

(Question No 1154)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 6 June 2006:

In relation to an article entitled "Regional hospital chemo threat to cancer patients"which appeared on page 6 of The Canberra Times on Monday, 5 June, are there any such incidents occurring within public hospitals in the ACT where unqualified medical staff are administering chemotherapy to cancer patients; if so, (a) when have these incidents occurred and (b) what is the Government doing to fix it.

Ms Gallagher

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

ACT Health does not have any unqualified medical staff administering chemotherapy to cancer patients in the ACT.

Radiation oncology services

(Question No 1155)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 6 June 2006:

Further to the answer to question on notice No 433, has the review of the Interstate Patients Travel Assistance Scheme, in the context of developing a radiation oncology services plan, been completed; if so, can a copy of the review be provided to me; if not, (a) when will the review be completed, (b) will the results of the review be made available to (i) Members of the Assembly and (ii) the public and (c) how will it be published.

Ms Gallagher

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

The review of the Interstate patient's Travel Assistance Scheme has not been completed.


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