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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4166 ..


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

(1) (a) 64.6

(b) 5

(2) 20.69

(3) (a) 26

(b) 1

(4) 2.8


COVID-19 pandemic—public health directions(Question No 526)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) Who drafted the Public Health (COVID-19 Affected Areas) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 12) (the Direction).

(2) On what day and at what time was the person who drafted the Direction instructed to draft the Direction.

(3) Who provided the drafting instructions to the person who drafted the Direction.

(4) What differences are there between the Direction and the Public Health (COVID 19 Affected Areas) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 11).

(5) Did the Chief Health Officer receive any direction or instruction about the content of the Direction; if so, from whom were the directions or instructions received and on what day and at what time were they received.

(6) How many people were required to stay at home because of the Direction but would not have been required to stay at home if the Direction had not been made and the Public Health (COVID 19 Affected Areas) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 11) not been revoked.

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

(1) The relevant Executive Branch Manager within the Office of the Chief Health Officer (OCHO) prepared the draft Public Health (COVID-19 Affected Areas) Emergency Direction 2021 (No. 12), after they identified minor drafting errors in the previous version, including an error in the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’.

(2) Following identification of errors in the previous Direction on 2 November 2021, the relevant Executive Branch Manager within the OCHO commenced drafting the required amendments to the Public Health (COVID-19 Affected Areas) Emergency Direction 2021 (No 11) on the morning of 3 November 2021. Amendments were provided to the Legal Policy Advisor within OCHO for review at 11:22am on 3 November 2021.


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