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are provided through public and private sectors along with Non-Government Organisations. ACT Health provides a flexible working environment for medical specialists, including both direct employment and engagement as a contractor (Visiting Medical Officer), ensuring access to a wide pool of potential recruits.

Under the ACT Public Sector Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017, where a specialist position is critical to the operation of services and there is a clear and exceptional need, an Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARIn) can be put in place for an employee. Such arrangements are reviewed annually. An ARIn may contain enhanced pay rates or other enhancements to conditions of employment.

Where recruitment to a specialist position has failed to recruit Australian specialists, overseas specialists with appropriate qualifications can be recruited under the Area of Need Specialist pathway. The international appointee then completes the requirements for specialist recognition in Australia while working in the ACT. Three Area of Need positions have recently been approved for overseas child and adolescent psychiatrists and recruitment to these positions is occurring.

Within Canberra Hospital and Health Services the following strategies have been put in place to address the gaps identified in Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol & Drug Services:

Promoting gap specialisations as an area of specialisation for medical students and junior doctors

Providing a comprehensive training program in the ACT and encouraging locally trained staff to stay within the service

Promoting the benefits of working in the ACT at national forums and encouraging people to apply

Use of local, national and international networks

Promotion of vacancies through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists website

Use of recruitment agencies.

Sport—ground hire fees
(Question No 2)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 13 December 2016:

(1) What are the ground hire fees for each sports ground and oval in the ACT.

(2) How much have the ground hire fees increased in the last four years.

(3) What percentage do the ground hire fees contribute to general revenue.

(4) What percentage of the maintenance of the grounds is covered by the ground hire fees.

(5) What do the ground hire fees cover and what responsibilities do the clubs have.

(6) What additional fees are there, for example, lighting.

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