Page 3395 - Week 08 - Thursday, 23 August 2012

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MS GALLAGHER: Yes, I sensed that. I would say that, if you look at the New South Wales emergency department figures, they vary across the state. But, indeed, I have had some very good meetings with the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner. I have found her most helpful in pursuing regional collaboration. That has assisted in getting the Queanbeyan operation in place and also, for the first time, planning our regional health strategy, including looking at regional health infrastructure needs. It is in all of our interests that, regardless of the political colour of any government in New South Wales or in the ACT, both of those governments work together to deliver outcomes for the community. That is what I have been focused on. That is what I will continue to do. I thank Mr Hanson for that healthy dose of sarcasm.

With that, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Canberra Hospital—alleged bullying

MS GALLAGHER: Mrs Dunne asked me a question yesterday. She said:

You stated in estimates … that you would not investigate allegations of bullying raised by the Auditor-General.

I have searched the Hansard. I cannot find those words that I am alleged to have said on 5 July, I believe. So I am more than happy to have Mrs Dunne come back and inform me what part of the Hansard she is referring to, in which case I can follow that up.


Ms Gallagher presented the following papers:

Intergovernmental Agreements—

List of agreements signed by the ACT Government—As at August 2012.

Ministerial level negotiations—Schedule—As at August 2012.

Climate Change, Environment and Water—Standing Committee—Report 6—Inquiry into the ecological carrying capacity of the ACT and region—Government response, dated August 2012.

Health Act, pursuant to subsection 15(4)—ACT Local Hospital Network Council—Annual report to the ACT Minister for Health—2011-2012 Financial Year.

Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Territory-owned Corporations Act—

Pursuant to subsection 19(3)—Statements of Corporate Intent—

ACTTAB—1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—2012-2013 to 2015-2016.

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