Page 2727 - Week 09 - Thursday, 8 August 2013
MADAM SPEAKER: I think he might have just done that.
DR BOURKE: I ask for more.
MR BARR: Achieving competition in the market was the first step of reform. The next step is to achieve a better deal for ACT motorists by focusing on early treatment, rehabilitation and return to health. In light of the national disability reform agenda, it is now logical for the government to consider options to provide a greater focus on return to health, including on a no-fault basis. With its focus on early treatment and rehabilitation, the no-fault model in Victoria has been shown to significantly improve outcomes for those injured in motor vehicle accidents by removing legal disputes from the equation, which, as we have seen in the ACT, leads to delays in treatment.
The government is actively exploring a number of options in relation to CTP reform, including the Victorian model. We certainly note the interest of New South Wales in examining a similar scheme and we will be looking to work closely with New South Wales and Victoria to deliver a better scheme for people in this region.
The government aims to deliver better value for ACT residents by ensuring that a greater percentage of the ACT premium dollar goes back into the treatment and rehabilitation of motor accident victims. The time has passed where the focus of CTP schemes is on the concepts of fault and wrongdoing.
MRS JONES: My question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, as you are aware, there are at least eight unfinished and abandoned homes in Amaroo. I have received feedback from numerous residents about the number of homes and the impact on their lives. It would appear that they have never been completed, have boarded windows, temporary fencing around them, some of which has been breached, and they have been like this for many years. One of these houses is directly next to a children’s park and has 41 panes of broken glass facing the park. What has been done since this issue was last raised on 15 May this year?
MR RATTENBURY: I will need to seek some advice on that to provide Mrs Jones with a completely accurate answer.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.
MRS JONES: Perhaps the minister for planning can explain what steps the government can take to fix this community concern?
MR CORBELL: I think Mrs Jones meant to direct that question to me in the first instance because it relates to lease compliance matters on private residential leases. It is private residential leases that I assume Mrs Jones is referring to. The government continues to take a very active program of compliance and enforcement with these properties. There are a range of circumstances that mean these matters can become protracted. As I have previously indicated, these can include circumstances such as