Page 313 - Week 01 - Thursday, 29 November 2012

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MR HANSON: The minister interjects, “No, it’s not,” but she is not referring to her own report. If she went to her own report at page 7, she would see it is 64 days. The report she tabled says that median wait time is 64 days. She interjects, “No, it is not,” because, again, she is either trying to mislead this Assembly or she does not know what is occurring. It is difficult to know which one it is with this minister.

We have also seen in the last 12 months $900,000 of money missed out by patients in the ACT because this government failed to meet elective surgery targets that were set.

In noting this report today, let us be clear why we had this report in the first place—that is, the appalling record under the health minister and the reclassification of urgent patients to lower categories that made the books look good. It is ironic that the minister is shortly going to be tabling updates to emergency department results which were fabricated, because we have now had a situation where we have seen Auditor-General’s reports and we have a day where this minister is tabling progress reports on elective surgery where the classifications were reclassified inappropriately and we are shortly going to hear about an emergency department where results were fabricated. That is the legacy of this health minister.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Ms Gallagher presented the following papers:

Gene Technology Act, pursuant to—

Subsection 136(2)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Annual report 2011-2012, dated 20 September 2012.

Subsection 136A(3)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Quarterly report—1 April to 30 June 2012, dated 21 August 2012.

Health Directorate annual reports 2009-10 and 2010-11—corrigendum

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Health and Minister for Higher Education): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Reports 2009-2010 and 2010-2011—Health Directorate—ACT public hospitals—Emergency department data—Corrections—Corrigendum, dated November 2012.

Mr Hanson: Mr Assistant Speaker, I ask that the minister move that the corrigendum be noted.

Ms Gallagher: I don’t have to.

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