Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (5 September) . . Page.. 3183 ..
MRS CARNELL (continuing):
The reality is that the service and the staff are doing everything in their power to give these people an opportunity to live a life that is as full and as complete as possible. They are attempting to change a clinical model into a residential model, and they are doing a very good job at that. They are support people; they are not people who are trying to take the role of nurses, doctors, carers or minders. They are there to support people with disabilities living in an accommodation service and living to the best of their abilities in that service. Yes, there are still problems, but we are doing everything in our power to overcome those problems.
MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: The discussion is concluded.
MS TUCKER: I seek leave to table this document, which is a memo from the Department of Health and Community Care stating quite clearly "Food Item" and "Food Money".
Debate resumed from 29 August 1996, on motion by Mrs Carnell:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (4.27): The Opposition will be supporting this legislation. In the course of the latest bit of the Commonwealth Bank float, the Commonwealth have invented a kind of tradable security which was not contemplated by the legislation. In order to ensure that we do not miss out on our share of the stamp duty, we need to amend the legislation. That is obviously a highly desirable thing, and I commend the Bill.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.
Bill agreed to.