Page 949 - Week 03 - Thursday, 28 February 2013

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Members interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Please stop the clock. Mrs Dunne, sit down, please. This motion can be very quickly dealt with if we stop yelling across the chamber at one another. I do not think this is a joke. This is a serious matter, and it needs to be dealt with seriously. Mrs Dunne will be heard in silence and then we can get on with the motion. Mrs Dunne, just as I asked Mr Corbell not to keep on talking about that particular subject, I ask you, too, not to refer to the salary of the chair and drawing conclusions from that. We are not going to be talking about that.

MRS DUNNE: I think the point has been made, Madam Deputy Speaker, that when it comes to providing sinecures the Labor Party across the board have gold medal status. It is clear that we have here today another captain’s pick, but one that has been handled even worse than the famous captain’s pick in relation to the Northern Territory Senate preselection.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to.

Members interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Do we want to conclude this matter or do we want to just descend into a rabble?

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.10 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Canberra Hospital—emergency department

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Health. On Wednesday, the EDIS computer system at the Canberra Hospital failed, causing delays to patients and resulting in patients being advised to seek treatment elsewhere. As we know, the EDIS system was at the centre of the data-doctoring scandal last year that created false records of ED waiting times. Minister, what was the problem on Wednesday, how long did it last and how many patients were affected?

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