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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 August 2010) . . Page.. 3597 ..

been discussing all of these issues for a quite a while now. Some of these issues actually did crop up in that very serious motion of no confidence.

I and the Liberal Party call on this minister to:

(a) apologise in writing to all obstetrics staff employed at TCH in the last three years for her and ACT Health’s failure to adequately address their concerns and for her ongoing attacks on their credibility;

(b) apologise to the Assembly and to the community by the close of business on 19 August 2010 for her repeated misleading statements that no complaints had been made and that there were no issues that needed to be addressed in obstetrics at TCH; and

(c) ensure that the bullying review is released in full—

minister, we are looking forward to seeing just how strongly you stand by all your claims—

with only personal information deleted—


to ensure that staff at TCH and the public have confidence that the Minister and senior ACT Health bureaucrats are not continuing to ignore serious allegations of poor conduct at TCH.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves) adjourned to the next sitting.


Motion (by Ms Burch) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Kytherian Brotherhood of Canberra and District Inc

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (9.01): Recently I had the honour of attending the 25th anniversary celebration dinner of the Kytherian Brotherhood of Canberra and District Inc, which was established in 1985. Kythera is a well-known Greek Island at the crossroads of the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean seas. In ancient Greek mythology, Kythera was considered to be the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. It has been immortalised in the French painter Watteau’s famous painting Embarkation to Kythera. Kythera is home to only about 3,000 permanent residents today, but tens of thousands of Kytherians have migrated to Australia in the last 150 years, including many settlers in the ACT and region. Most of the early cafes and milk bars in Canberra and the region were opened by Kytherian Australians, and the cafes were renowned for their friendly service and quality.

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