Page 289 - Week 01 - Thursday, 27 February 2014

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MR HANSON: Can you give the Assembly an idea of what the quantum of the error is—how much variance there is between what has been recorded and what the actual figure may be?

MS GALLAGHER: I would prefer to have all of the final details with me before I start speculating. As you point out, in some of those targets there has been a considerable difference. But rather than speculate, because I do not have all the information at this point in time, I have asked that we provide as much information as we can, and I will come back to the Assembly.

It does not change anything in terms of the work that is being done or the funding that is being provided; it is around how we set the targets and what is included in those targets. For a patient presenting to the hospital, it will not make any material difference at all.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, have any external consultants been hired to assist the agency in this transition?

MS GALLAGHER: Not that I am aware of, but I will check that. The briefings I have had around this issue have been with senior Health staff. They have not involved consultants but I will check that and come back to the Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, when will the final methodology for determining the statistics be underway and able to be compared against other jurisdictions and longitudinally here?

MS GALLAGHER: My understanding is I will be correcting this in March next year. In terms of longitudinal comparisons, we are moving to a new system. So it will be easy to compare with other jurisdictions and we will look at how we can make sure people can compare the new targets with what existed before.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre

MR WALL: Minister, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, or AILC, has been located in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre building at Yarramundi Reach for more than five years and has acted as the property manager for this period of time without recognition by the ACT government. The AILC has recently been advised by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs that the lease arrangements that are currently in place will change. Minister, will you guarantee that the AILC will be able to continue to operate from Yarramundi Reach into the future, as it has done for the past five years?

MR RATTENBURY: I dispute the fact that the AILC has had little recognition and acknowledgement of the role they have played at Yarramundi Reach. They are highly

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