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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4050 ..


(2) What options are the ACT Government considering to allow for continued public use of the ovals in light of this proposal.

(3) Does Miles Franklin School own the adjacent oval; if so, will the ACT Government fence the oval adjacent to Miles Franklin School; if not, will the ACT Government fence the school grounds only and leave the oval unfenced for public access.

(4) What is the estimated cost of fencing the (a) school grounds only and (b) school grounds as well as the oval.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) a) The Miles Franklin Primary School has undertaken consultation with the school and surrounding community regarding the fencing proposal. This consultation has consisted of school meetings, notices in the school newsletter and a letterbox drop to all residents of Evatt.

b) The consultation process has been completed.

(2) Following community feedback, the fence proposal has been entirely withdrawn and the school and land known as South West Evatt Oval (Section 89, Block 3) will not be fenced and will remain fully open for community use.

(3) The Education Directorate has custodianship of South West Evatt Oval.

(4)

a) The estimated cost to fence the Miles Franklin Primary School grounds is $207,000.

b) The estimated cost to fence the South West Evatt Oval is $111,000.


Canberra Hospital—discharge policy(Question No 2662)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 August 2019:

(1) How many people under the age of 18 years were discharged from The Canberra Hospital without notifying their parents or legal guardian/carer at the time of discharge for (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.

(2) Under what circumstances can The Canberra Hospital discharge a minor without notifying their parent or legal guardian/carer at the time of discharge.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The decision to notify parents or legal guardians is a medical one, and any record of the decision may be contained within individual patient records. It would be too administratively intensive to review each individual patient file to ascertain this information.

(2) The decision to discharge a child or young person is a medical one. Decisions around discharges may involve discussions with parents/legal guardian or other relevant agencies, depending on the specific circumstances of the child or young person.



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