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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1607 ..


prescribe or dispense monitored medicines use and embrace Canberra Script to provide safer care for ACT consumers.

It was a real pleasure recently to attend the general practice forum. I know that there was a good conversation about the take-up of Canberra Script, using that opportunity.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Planning—consultation

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.08): In relation to the question on the planning review workshops, I advise that the final schedule for the remaining stakeholder working series is yet to be determined in consultation with those participants that expressed an expression of interest.

The schedule for the district planning workshops is Molonglo Valley on 1 June; inner south on 3 June; Weston Creek on 8 June; Belconnen, 10 June; Gungahlin, 15 June; Woden, 17 June; Tuggeranong, 22 June; and inner north, 24 June. Of course, those people that did not get a place for the in-person workshops will be able to enter the conversation online. Those contacts will be made available to them.

Health—Maternal and Child Health clinics

Health—COVID-19 vaccination rollout

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (3.09): I have a few matters. I confirm that maternal and child health services were relocated from the Weston Creek Community Centre to the Phillip Health Centre and to Village Creek Health Centre in Kambah when the development of the Weston Creek walk-in centre was underway.

In relation to vaccinations, I am advised there has been no wastage of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines in ACT clinics due to cancellations or no-shows. So those are rumours, and I encourage people to put those to bed wherever they can. Indeed, the ACT has according to commonwealth data the best vaccine utilisation rate across the country with daily records often showing zero wastage. Again I want to thank the really great health staff who are doing that important work and doing it with great skill.

I am advised that this morning 33 people were answering the COVID-19 booking phone line. At 11.30 am, five of those people were taken off the phone line to help with contact tracing, so there are currently 28 people on the line. An additional 19 people to the number available previously were put on today, and by Friday we will add another 18.


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