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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 August 2010) . . Page.. 3934 ..

That the remainder of the bill as a whole, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Mr Hanson

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Remainder of bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Calvary Public Hospital—proposed purchase

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (5:37): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Minister for Health has pursued the purchase of Calvary Public Hospital for two years at a proposed price of approximately $77 million;

(b) that the Opposition and others have argued that the purchase should not proceed based on the Minister’s flawed rationale that spending $77 million was necessary to fix an ‘accounting problem’;

(c) that accounting advice provided to the Government has shown that the hospital does not need to be purchased before further investment can be made in Calvary;

(d) that, if the Opposition and others had not opposed the purchase and had not delayed the Minister’s plans, then she would have wasted $77 million of taxpayer’s money; and

(e) that the Calvary purchase fiasco has caused significant aggravation to staff at the hospital and several community groups and has disrupted and distracted the Little Company of Mary, ACT Treasury, ACT Health and the Assembly; and

(2) calls on the Minister to:

(a) table all accounting advice she has been provided in full; and

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