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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1191 ..


(6) The ACT Government has not instigated any further action against the vendor at this time.

(7) Yes.

(8) The ACT Government Solicitor provides legal services, including advice and representation to the ACT, its government agencies, Ministers, and office holders and does not charge a fee for advice.

(9) Employee hours are not tracked against the processing of specific infringement matters. Operational costs are managed through the existing budget for Access Canberra.


Health—waiting times(Question No 136)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

What is the waiting time for (a) optical procedures and (b) urinary procedures in the public system?

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

a) Optical procedures is a generic term that covers multiple procedures which are undertaken across a broad range of settings including at a patient’s bedside, in a clinic or in surgery. Resultantly, there is not a specific waiting list.

The ACT Public Health System does provide a number of ophthalmic services covering eye trauma to cataract surgery.

Financial Year

Number of Procedures

Average Wait Time (days)

2019-20

1396

132

b) Urinary procedures is a generic term that covers multiple procedures which are undertaken across a broad range of settings including at a patient’s bedside, in a clinic or in surgery. Resultantly, there is not a specific waiting list.


ACT public service—disability employment(Question No 137)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 1 April 2021 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) Is there a whole-of-service employment target for people with a disability in the ACT Public Service.

(2) Does the ACT Government report its progress publicly against these targets.

(3) How many people with a disability did the ACT public service employ in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018, (e) 2019 and (f) 2020.


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