Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 24 March 2015) . . Page.. 1037 ..
MR BARR: If those opposite think that the answer is more of the same, they are wrong.
Hospitals—University of Canberra
DR BOURKE: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, you launched the design consultation for the University of Canberra public hospital last week. How does this facility improve healthcare options for Canberrans?
MADAM SPEAKER: I call the Minister for Health, Mr Corbell. I am just mindful that there was a question last week that at least had the same preamble as that; I am not quite sure that the question was the same.
MR CORBELL: It is not the same question, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you.
Mr Smyth interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Smyth!
MR CORBELL: It’s a miserable life over there in opposition, isn’t it, Madam Speaker?
MADAM SPEAKER: I couldn’t possibly comment; it would be unparliamentary.
MR CORBELL: It’s a miserable life over there.
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, you might like to answer the question.
MR CORBELL: Indeed, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Or I could sit you down.
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Are you going to answer the question?
MR CORBELL: I am endeavouring to, Madam Speaker.
Madam Speaker, the new University of Canberra public hospital will play a very important role in the delivery of health care for our city. This is a project worth more than $100 million, designed to improve health infrastructure for everybody in our community. It is the first time that the government has committed to the development of a dedicated, purpose-built subacute hospital to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population.