Page 380 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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ACT Health—reporting accuracy

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Health. What policy decisions were made on the basis of false data?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mrs Kikkert for the question. None, to my knowledge.

MRS KIKKERT: What decisions take place within the hospital administration that rely on these sets of data?

MS FITZHARRIS: As I indicated this morning, health data is very important to a range of different stakeholders, both within the health system and the hospital, within the community and our health stakeholders. There is a process underway to assure the community and our stakeholders of the accuracy of all ACT data reporting. That process will take place and as each report and product is made available extra assurance processes will be applied to this.

Mr Coe: Point of order, Madam Speaker, on relevance. The specific question was: what decisions take place within the hospital administration? The minister has not come to that part of the question, which is in effect the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: The minister has some time left. She has answered and I am sure she will get to the point as she finishes.

MS FITZHARRIS: Decisions are made every day across the ACT health system, based on many different inputs, of course data being one of them. There is no falsified data that informs any ACT Health decision.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, how can you be confident that health administrators were not misled when making decisions regarding staffing, procedures or other resource allocations based on false data?

MS FITZHARRIS: It goes to the initial question from Mrs Kikkert. There was no false data. I want to be very clear: there was no false data, and no decision has been made on false data.


MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Regulatory Services. Minister, last Friday and over the weekend there was speculation that the ACT may experience power outages due to the predicted hot weather conditions and people were asked to consider how best to conserve their power needs. Who made that judgement that there could be power outages and on what basis was that assessment made?

MR RATTENBURY: Madam Speaker, I am the minister responsible for those matters. I was advised, through you Madam Speaker to Ms Lee, that, based on feedback from the Australian Energy Market Operator, otherwise known as AEMO, they were monitoring the New South Wales network for the likely outcomes last

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