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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 5 April 2011) . . Page.. 1326 ..


MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Some of the recommendations in the Burnet report, as I understand them—and I do not imagine there will be significant change to the copy—

Mr Hanson: How have you noticed the difference in page numbers, Katy, if you have not seen it?

MS GALLAGHER: I am not saying I have not seen the report, Mr Hanson. I never said I have not seen the report. In terms of the information you leaked, page by page to the media last Friday or Saturday—whenever you did it—the page numbers are different to the page numbers that I have before me. That is all I have said. I have not said that I have not seen the report. You find that, Mr Hanson. What I said is that I expect to receive the final report, with possibly some minor changes that I am not aware of yet—that is up to the author as to whether those changes are going to be made—tomorrow. That is what I have said. That has been clear.

What I would say is that this report was commissioned by the government to measure the adequacy of our corrections health programs at the jail and to inform decisions by the government, after 12 months of data collection, about future expansion or new programs in relation to providing the best health services that we can to this community. That is why we commissioned the report. The report has come back with a number of recommendations. (Time expired.)

Alexander Maconochie Centre—Burnet report

MR HANSON: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney-General, the Burnet report was completed in December 2010. Three months later, the government has yet to release the report. Have you seen this report that the health minister has failed to release to the public?

MR CORBELL: The release of the report is a matter for the Minister for Health. She has commissioned the report and she is responsible and she has outlined—

Mr Smyth: So have you seen it?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth!

MR CORBELL: I have four minutes to answer the question, Mr Speaker. She is responsible for determining when that will be released and she has outlined the circumstances and the processes she proposes to adopt.

I have been briefed on the contents of the report and provided with that material because ACT Corrections were closely involved in the development of the report, as was appropriate. They have kept me informed and I have seen the detail of that report.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson?


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