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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 25 February 2010) . . Page.. 779 ..


Mr Hanson: It established an inquiry, a very important inquiry into GP services in the ACT.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, I do not want to have to ask you again, please.

MS GALLAGHER: Not one single thing. Did he contribute to the GP task force? Nope. Did he provide a submission? Nope. Did he come and meet me? Nope.

Mr Hanson: Did you?

MS GALLAGHER: Did he meet with the task force? Nope. Did he have anything to say about some of the issues that I have raised with the commonwealth? Nope.

Mr Hanson: I am having a forum on 30 March on GPs.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, that is the last time I will ask you.

MS GALLAGHER: What single thing has he done in two years? Nothing. It is very easy to bang out hostile and aggressive media releases about another person, which is something that Mr Hanson does very easily and very quickly; it is another thing to stand up and demonstrate that you have got the courage or conviction to actually pursue an issue. And pursuing an issue and delivering the outcome is not just about getting on Mark Parton. Getting on the besties with Mark Parton will not actually deliver one single extra doctor for this city.

Have you met with the medical board? Have you discussed anything? Have you met with the Belconnen co-op, for example, about the—

Mr Hanson: I have done a tour of that, yes.

MS GALLAGHER: There are two things you have done in two years. Not one—

Mr Smyth: You were wrong again.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Members of the opposition will come to order.

MS GALLAGHER: Not one letter, not one representation, not one meeting with the federal minister, who actually has responsibility for this area.

Mr Hanson: I have met with the shadow numerous times.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, do not force me

MS GALLAGHER: He will be able to deal with it because he has got the leverage, does he not? The shadow federal minister for health! That is really focused on delivering the outcome then.

Mr Hanson: So it is my fault?


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