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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4264 ..

MS MacDONALD (continuing):

I agree with Ms Dundas that long service leave has failed to keep up with changes in working patterns. That is why this motion is before this place today. We need to make changes. The changes are not revolutionary; they are evolutionary. It is time we looked at what entitlements we wish to put in place for people in the territory in continuing the good traditions the Stanhope Labor government has started. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Ms MacDonald's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

 	Ayes, 10  			Noes, 6

 Mr Berry  	Ms MacDonald  	Mr Cornwell  Mr Stefaniak
 Mr Corbell  	Mr Quinlan  	Mrs Dunne   
 Ms Dundas  	Mr Stanhope  	Mr Humphries   
 Ms Gallagher  	Ms Tucker    	Mr Pratt
 Mr Hargreaves    Mr Wood  	Mr Smyth  
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Health action plan 2002

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition) (4.27): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognising the positive sentiments set out in the Health Action Plan 2002; also

(2) recognising the lack of measurable goals, outcomes and accountability mechanisms;

(3) calls on the Minister for Health to meet the requirement at Part A and adopt the specific goals at Part B.

Part A. The Requirement

This Assembly requires the Minister for Health to adopt the specific goals and targets set out as Part B of this motion that transforms the Health Action Plan 2002 from general motherhood statements to a genuine action plan.

Where the Minister considers that:

(4) The proposed specific goals are either not onerous enough because he is prepared to set more rigorous goals for better health outcomes, or

(5) The proposed specific goals are too onerous and it would not be possible to meet such outcomes,

the Minister shall report to this Assembly by the end of February with alternative goals and a detailed explanation of the reasons for the changes.

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