Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 23 September 2010) . . Page.. 4466 ..
concerning the full range of intergovernmental agreements. In keeping with these commitments I am tabling two lists. The first is a list of ministerial-level IGAs under negotiation. The second is a list of recently-signed IGAs to which the ACT is a party.
The full text of the following agreements will be available on the department’s website: the national health and hospitals network agreement, the national health and hospitals network—national partnership agreement on improving public hospital services, the national partnership agreement on an Indigenous clearinghouse, the national partnership agreement on the development of a telephone-based national emergency warning system, the national partnership agreement on pre-apprenticeship training, an implementation plan for the ACT’s apprenticeship Kickstart pre-apprenticeship projects, the national partnership agreement on TAFE fee waivers for childcare qualifications, the national framework for sustainable government office buildings, an MOU between the ACT and the head of missions of Latin American nations regarding the establishment in Canberra of a Latin American plaza, a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the national gambling research program, a memorandum of variation to the memorandum of understanding for the national gambling research program 2008 and a memorandum of variation to the memorandum of understanding for the national gambling research program 2009.
Across these agreements, seven were negotiated and concluded through COAG and its supporting mechanisms. These agreements clearly indicate the government’s commitment to the national COAG reform agenda. I would like to mention especially the first two agreements on the list. These documents underpin the deal struck at COAG in April to reform Australia’s health and hospital systems.
The national health reforms will ensure more beds in Canberra’s public hospitals and more money for Canberra’s emergency departments. It will also help address the ACT’s unique challenges in relation to GP shortages and cross-border service delivery. The recent conclusion of the national partnership agreement on improving public health services has already seen the ACT receive additional health funding from the commonwealth of $5.7 million. Madam Deputy Speaker, I provide the lists for the benefit of the Assembly.
Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:
Cultural Facilities Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 15(2)—Cultural Facilities Corporation—Quarterly report 2010 (1 April to 30 June 2010).
Territory-owned Corporations Act 1990
Papers and statement by minister
MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): I present the following papers:
Territory-owned Corporations Act, pursuant to subsection 19(3)—Statements of Corporate Intent—