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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 18 March 2010) . . Page.. 1180 ..

Energy—audits(Question No 542)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 10 February 2010:

How much did each (a) audit conducted and (b) rebate paid under the ACT Energy Wise Program cost in 2008-09.

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

(1) (a) Each Energy Wise program residential energy audit costs the ACT Government $250 (ex GST).

(b) The rebate is valued at $500; paid on a minimum expenditure by the applicant of $2,000 on identified energy efficient recommendations.

Health—Canberra Midwifery Program(Question No 543)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 11 February 2010:

(1) What independent reviews have the ACT Government had conducted of the Canberra Midwifery Program over the last five years.

(2) Will the Minister provide copies of these reviews; if not, why not.

(3) How has the ACT Government responded to the recommendations from these reviews.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) In 2004 the ACT Standing Committee on Health enquired into maternity services in the ACT and subsequently published a report “Pregnant Pause – the Future of Maternity Services in the ACT”. The terms of reference of this report were:

To inquire into and report on maternity services in the ACT with particular reference to:

Continuity of care available throughout pregnancy and during and following birth by all areas and professional services related to the delivery of maternity services;

Comparative costs and benefits of different models of maternity services and systems;

Strategies for involving consumers in the planning and provision of maternity services;

Impact of medical indemnity insurance on the provision of maternity services; and

Any other related matter.

In 2005 the ACT Government’s Response to the recommendations in “A Pregnant Pause: the Future for Maternity Services in the ACT” was published and circulated.

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