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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 December 2020) . . Page.. 114 ..


of this motion, will report on the wellbeing of junior doctors in particular, as part of that process.

I thank you again, Mrs Jones, for initiating this motion.

Ordered that the question be divided.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (4.17): I seek leave to withdraw the first of those amendments.

Leave granted.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I withdraw my amendment No 1.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question now is that amendment No 2 be agreed to.

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (4.18): Do we have to deal with what Ms Stephen-Smith has termed (d)(i) and (ii), before we deal with (e)?

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Yes.

MRS JONES: I have not yet stated our view on the amendment. Will we just deal with what is termed (d)?

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question is that Ms Stephen-Smith’s amendment No 2, which is paragraph (d), be agreed to.

MRS JONES: We agree to this amendment and thank the minister for her clarification.

Amendment agreed to.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question now is that amendment No 3, which is paragraph (e), be agreed to.

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (4.19): I move the following amendment to proposed amendment No 3:

Omit ‘identified in the report’, substitute ‘experienced by those in the Basic Physician Training Program’.”

The reason that I have moved to amend paragraph (e) of the proposed amendment is that I believe the amendment that was proposed loses some of the meaning, which is the experience of those in the basic physician training program, now that Minister Stephen-Smith has clarified the catchment of the report—although I must admit that I think it is likely that the person that I spoke to in the ED the other night was not necessarily only from that small group. Therefore, I would not be surprised if we find that this is a greater issue. Certainly, those I have spoken to have implied that the


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