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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 19 March 2015) . . Page.. 945 ..


MS BURCH: I was expecting a question from Mr Smyth on this. O2C has provided a draft report to me. I have considered it and we are moving forward with the necessary change, through the blueprint for change. What needed to be captured from the findings and the recommendations of the O2C report is indeed held within the blueprint for change.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Hopefully, the minister will be more relevant. Minister, what did O2C determine to be the extent of the problems within the ACT Ambulance Service?

MS BURCH: As Mr Smyth would appreciate by reading the blueprint for change, which is where we are going, we are looking forward here. What Mr Smyth wants to do is wallow in negativity. He quite clearly is not happy until he has got a bad news headline to talk about. The findings and recommendations that were held within the O2C report are reflected within the blueprint for change. If that was not the case, those that have the two reports would be telling us by now that they are miles apart. That is simply not happening.

Mr Smyth: Point of order, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: You have a point of order. Stop the clock.

Mr Smyth: I did not ask what was in the blueprint. I asked the question: what did O2C determine to be the extent of the problems with the ACT Ambulance Service? I ask that, under standing order 118(a), the minister be concise and directly relevant to the subject matter of the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: The minister is talking about the blueprint, which I presume is an offshoot of the report, but I do remind the minister what the question was. It was, as I have written it here: what did the report determine to be the extent of the problem? I remind her of standing order 118(a) and ask her to be directly relevant.

MS BURCH: I have answered the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what did O2C determine to be the severity of the problems within the ACT Ambulance Service?

MS BURCH: In reply to Mr Wall on this matter, the findings and the recommendations from the O2C report are held in the blueprint for change. Look at that; read that. That is the substance that we need to focus on. We need to focus on the change in the organisation that is clearly outlined in the blueprint for change.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.


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