Page 3247 - Week 08 - Tuesday, 16 August 2011

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As to the question of whether I have addressed that recommendation, we have established a task force to look through the 200-plus recommendations. A number of recommendations were broadly progressed, such as case management and work through transition, through community-based or custodial-based care. There are a number of recommendations that are already underway.

We will reply to the report in due time, but suffice it to say that we have implemented a significant number of changes already and have recognised that we are operating off a very high standard. Bimberi is not operating off a low standard of care. It is operating off a high standard of care, and we will continually—

Opposition members interjecting—

MS BURCH: The report found no significant failings. We are operating off a high level of care and process and we will continue to improve on that.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, a supplementary.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, it has been mentioned that most of the management have now left and have been replaced. How many of the staff from November 2010 are still working at Bimberi today and what positions are they?

MS BURCH: I would have to take it on notice on individual workers that are still there and what position they are in. I think the average turnover is around a 15 per cent exit. I am not quite sure of those figures so I am happy to bring it back. I go to the point again. The Bimberi review was an exhaustive review. It went into every aspect of the operations and programs of policy—

Mr Smyth: And have you read the review?

MS BURCH: I absolutely have. I would be very interested, when talking about reading, in reading Mrs Dunne’s study report where she chooses to have no time. She comes into this place and says that she is so concerned and wants to get to the bottom of the issues, but I do not believe—and I am happy to be corrected—that while she was overseas on her study, instead of meeting with groups that refer to women and that are pro-choice, to be linked to Nazi regimes is appalling.

Mr Seselja: I raise a point of order as to relevance, Mr Speaker. The desperation of this minister knows no bounds. This is completely irrelevant.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, thank you. Let us return to the question, Minister Burch. The point of order is upheld.

MS BURCH: I have answered the question, Mr Speaker.

Mr Hanson: You are grubby.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, a supplementary.

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