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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 February 2018) . . Page.. 477 ..


numbers in this place it can put its head in the sand and just move on like a big train and pretend nothing ever happened.

Failing to provide enough ambulance services for 41 per cent of shifts is a staggering shortfall. Relying on 36,000 hours of overtime is a shocking example of poor workforce management from this minister. These terrible workplace practices would not be acceptable in any good government or in any good workplace. These terrible workplace practices would not be accepted even by a bad government, because that would not help them. But these terrible workplace practices are accepted by the Barr government and by this minister as an example of the Barr government lowering the bar again.

The men and women of the ACT Ambulance Service deserve better. The men and women and children who rely on our Ambulance Service at their time of greatest need and vulnerability deserve better, and the men, women and children of Canberra and the voters of this city deserve a better explanation.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 14

Miss C Burch

Ms Lee

Mr Barr

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms J Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Jones

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Question resolved in the negative.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—governance

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (11.49): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) on 16 December 2017 staff at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) mistakenly released an inmate who was supposed to remain in custody on a further remand warrant;

(b) the inmate remained in the community for approximately three days, leaving the public at risk;

(c) the Minister for Corrections stated on 20 December 2017 that “we need to look at our systems now to look at why this happened and to make sure that corrective measures are put in place”;


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