Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3221 ..
MR MOORE: In question time on 24 November Mr Stanhope asked whether the Department of Health and Community Care performance report for September revealed that a third of patients on elective surgery were waiting beyond desired timeframes and I undertook to check some specifics. Having reread the Hansard for 24 November, I find that I may have misunderstood Mr Stanhope's statement about the number of persons waiting longer than clinically desirable for elective surgery as a percentage of total waiting lists, so I would like to clarify the position and get it right. I seek leave to incorporate a response in Hansard.
Document incorporated at Appendix 1.
MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, on 25 November I took on notice a question from Mr Osborne about drug education programs currently running in the ACT. He asked how much money is being spent on programs with an emphasis on encouraging people not to smoke and what the success rate of these programs over the years was. He asked whether there were any figures. I have an answer to that question, which I now table. If Mr Osborne is comfortable with my doing so, I seek leave to have it incorporated in Hansard.
Document incorporated at Appendix 2.
Territory Operating Losses and Financial Position
MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, the Auditor-General's Report No. 8 of 1998, entitled "Territory Operating Losses and Financial Position".
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (3.30): I seek leave to move a motion authorising the publication of the Auditor-General's report.