Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 28 August 2008) . . Page.. 3913 ..
Mrs DUNNE: I move:
That the document quoted from by Mr Stanhope be presented to the Assembly.
MR STANHOPE: I have one copy of the document, which has been provided to me today for the purpose of question time. I am more than happy to table the document at the conclusion of question time.
MR SPEAKER: Do you want to continue with the motion, Mrs Dunne.
MRS DUNNE: On this occasion, I am prepared to trust the Chief Minister’s word. However, if he does not table it—
MR SPEAKER: Just seek to withdraw it, if you wish.
MRS DUNNE: No, I call the vote.
MR SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to.
Mr Stanhope: No.
Mrs Burke: You’re not going to do it now?
Mr Stanhope: Was the motion amended?
MR SPEAKER: The motion is to table the document now.
Mr Stanhope: No, I will not do it now. I will do it at the conclusion of question time. I have only one copy. I will do it at the conclusion of question time. So, no, I will not table it now.
Question resolved in the negative.
Aged care accommodation
MR MULCAHY: My question is to the Chief Minister, as the minister with responsibility for ageing. You are well aware of the difficulties people face seeking to enter aged accommodation. Last year the Auditor-General found that:
The ACT is slow in converting the allocation of residential places by the Commonwealth to beds for clients.
Chief Minister, what has the government done since that report to ensure that aged care places allocated by the federal government to the ACT are not delayed by unwieldy planning process?
MR STANHOPE: I thank Mr Mulcahy for the question. The ACT government is enormously proud of the advances that have been made in relation to the provision of