Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 30 June 2005) . . Page.. 2512 ..
I seek leave to have my in-principle speech incorporated in Hansard.
The incorporated document appears at attachment 2 on page 2646.
Debate (on motion by Mr Pratt) adjourned to the next sitting.
Ordered that executive business be called on forthwith.
Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent orders of the day Nos 1 and 2, Assembly business relating to the Report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2005-2006 and the Government response, to be called on and debated cognately with order of the day No 1, Executive business—Appropriation Bill 2005-2006 and be called on in sequence immediately after the resolution of any question relating to the conclusion of consideration of order of the day No 1, Executive business, relating to the Appropriation Bill 2005-2006.
Appropriation Bill 2005-2006
Estimates 2005-2006—Select Committee—report
Estimates 2005-2006—Select Committee—report—government response]
Proposed expenditure—Part 1.11 ACT Health, $530,072,000 (net cost of outputs), $19,964,000 (capital injection) and $18,631,000 (payments on behalf of the territory), totalling $568,667,000.
Debate resumed from 28 June 2005.
MR SPEAKER: I remind members that this is a cognate debate and, in debating order of the day No 1, executive business, they may also address their remarks to the relevant parts of orders of the day Nos 1 and 2, Assembly business, relating to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2005-2006 and the government’s response to the report.
DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.10): Members will remember that I was speaking when the debate was adjourned. I have very little left to say, but I just want to recap on what I think is a major point which I made on Tuesday—because it is major, I do not want it to get lost—that is, my concern about the failure of the government to invest in mental health. We have had publications, the ACT mental health strategy and action plan, the