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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 4603 ..

Mr Wood (continuing):

Public Place Names 2003, No 22 (Street Nomenclature-Gungahlin)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-287 (LR, 30 October 2003).

Public Place Names 2003 (Street Nomenclature-Belconnen)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-291 (LR, 3 November 2003).

Public Place Names 2003, No 16-Street Nomenclature in the Division of McKellar-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-293 (LR, 6 November 2003).

Public Sector Management Act-Public Sector Management (Commissioner for Public Administration) Appointment 2003-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-286 (LR, 24 October 2003).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act-

Race and Sports Bookmaking (Rules for Sports Bookmaking) Determination 2003 (No 2)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-284 (LR, 24 October 2003).

Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2003 (No 3)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-285 (LR, 24 October 2003).

Road Transport (General) Act-

Road Transport (Offences) Amendment Regulations 2003 (No 2)-Subordinate Law SL2003-42 (LR, 4 November 2003).

Road Transport (General) (Parking Ticket Fees) Determination 2003 (No 2)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-288 (LR, 30 October 2003).

Victims of Crime Act-Victims of Crime-Appointment to Victims Assistance Board 2003 (No 2)-Disallowable Instrument DI2003-283 (LR, 23 October 2003).

Aged care and aged-care facilities

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms MacDonald and Mr Cornwell proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Mr Cornwell be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The state of aged care and aged care facilities in the ACT.

MR CORNWELL (3.25): I am not surprised, Mr Corbell, that there was no planning award for aged-care facilities in that list that you read out in response to Mr Hargreaves' question. And it is with a sense of deja vu that I stand here, Mr Speaker, to debate this MPI.

In July, as members will be aware, the media highlighted what they called a crisis in aged care here in the ACT. In August the Assembly debated the same matter and I have to say, as the mover of the motion, I was quite heartened by the support I received, at least in principle, from the crossbenches in recognition of the difficulties that we are facing.

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