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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 7 Hansard (24 September) . . Page.. 2184 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

to speak to the Nursing Federation. I have told them that regularly. In fact, I sat down with Colleen Duff, the secretary of the Nursing Federation, with a group of people from ward 9A - I may be wrong but I am pretty sure it was ward 9A, the first ward where there was a walkout. I sat down with them and had a cup of hot chocolate - they had cups of tea. We discussed some of the issues that were of sufficient concern for those particular nurses to walk out of the hospital. Yes, I am happy to talk to the Nursing Federation at any time.

MR BERRY: I ask a supplementary question. How many meetings have you had with the Nursing Federation?

MR MOORE: As many as they have asked for, and more.

Ms Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Mental Health - Commonwealth Funding

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, I wish to add something to my answer to Mr Wood's question on mental health. He talked about $1m for a computer system. In fact, the ACT received approximately $160,000 from the Commonwealth out of the pile of $1m nationally which was specifically for an interim solution for information collection problems. It was not part of the general direction of the national mental health strategy but was above the $1m allocated to mental health.

Drugs - Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre

MR MOORE: Yesterday I indicated in answer to a question from Mr Stanhope about a residential facility for young people that I would table some papers. I have the correspondence here. I table it now.

Ainslie - Traffic

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, on 23 September Ms Tucker asked a question about the monitoring of traffic on roads in Ainslie and Dickson. I said that I would find out exactly when it is done. The traffic volumes and speed surveys have been undertaken in Ainslie on Chisholm, Cowper, Davenport, Foveaux, Hawdon and Quick streets and Officer Crescent, and in Dickson on Cowper and Dooring streets and Phillip Avenue. Most of these surveys were carried out in 1997, in November. Normally, residential street surveys are carried out as part of our data collection program, which is repeated every three years. So the same sites will be surveyed again in the year 2000. However, that timing could change if decisions are made to change the current traffic arrangements.

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