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(10) The issues identified in the Women’s Safety Audit were the distance from the bus stop to the Centre and that the Centre is not easily visible from the bus stop.

The bus stops on Summerland Circuit are less than 250 meters from Village Creek Centre. This is within the Government’s Transport for Canberra Policy (draft minimum coverage standard) that states a distance of stops being within 500 meters of 95% of households. The distance is comparative to other health facilities. For example, the distance is similar from the Ginninderra Medical Centre to the nearest bus stop on Cohen Street, Belconnen.

For customers unable to use ACTION buses, a range of community transport services are available and the Centre works with the relevant community transport provider to negotiate a time and date for transport. Information on transport options has been updated on the Health Directorate website (

(11) The mandatory data details that are collected in the ACT Health patient administration system during the patient/client registration process are: Title, Surname, Given Names, Sex, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Birth Order, Marital Status, Home Address, Preferred Language and Indigenous Status.

(12) The number of clients who accessed services provided from the Village Creek Centre in the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 was 8,744.

(13) Of those clients referred to in part (12), 3,122 clients have accessed services multiple times and 5,622 clients have accessed services a single time.

There is no data captured by ACT Health in relation to a person’s disability status.

(14) The latest figures for the number of (a) women in the ACT, (b) women with disabilities in the ACT and (c) men with disabilities in the ACT, can be located at Australian Bureau of Statistics website (

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Legislative Assembly—contractor
(Question No 135)

Dr Bourke asked the Speaker, upon notice, on 6 August 2013:

(1) In relation to the Speaker’s answer to 2013 Estimates Question On Notice E13-224, where the Speaker stated that a computer in the Speaker’s office “was used by a contractor, contracted by the Canberra Liberals”, was the contractor engaged in compliance with the Procedures to engage consultants/contractors outlined in the Legislative Assembly Members’ Guide for the Eighth Assembly (pp 87-90).

(2) Was the agreement authorised by the Clerk.

(3) Was the use of the Speaker’s office by the “contractor, contracted by the Canberra Liberals” in compliance with the provision of Office Accommodation and Facilities outlined in the Legislative Assembly Members’ Guide for the Eighth Assembly (p 96).

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