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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 March 2010) . . Page.. 993 ..


MS GALLAGHER: Mr Hanson, you can keep going on about how outrageous it is—or Mr Smyth; you both say the same thing and you fake outrage. We are operating in accordance with the law. If you do not like the law, change it, Mr Smyth.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Hanson?

MR HANSON: Yes. Minister, can you confirm if the individual conducting the review has conducted such reviews at ACT Health or for the ACT government at large previously, what qualifications the reviewer has, how many reviews they have conducted and whether all of these reviews have led to a successful resolution for the ACT government?

MS GALLAGHER: I understand that the reviewer is an occupational psychologist and they have worked for ACT government in the past. In relation to the other specifics of that question, I will take it on notice and see what I can provide. But to now start besmirching the reputation of that individual—

Mr Seselja: By asking you a question when you hide it?

Mr Hanson: You won’t even tell us who it is.

Mr Seselja: By asking you a question?

MS GALLAGHER: So unless I can come back and say that everybody has been happy with what this individual has done in the workplace—that is the question you just asked: have those outcomes been accepted or whatever? Let the guy do the work. Let this health professional do the job that he has been asked to do and that he has—

Mr Hanson: Is he a health professional, minister? Is he?

MS GALLAGHER: If you stopped interjecting, Mr Hanson, you would have heard what I said his qualifications were. I am not going to be repeating it but if you had listened, you would have got your answer. Let him do his work, stop interfering and allow this process to continue.

Mr Hanson: You didn’t interfere in the process, did you?

MRS DUNNE: Supplementary question, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, can you advise whether—

Ms Gallagher: You are despicable.

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Ms Gallagher: Prove it, Mr Hanson. Go on.


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