Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 March 2017) . . Page.. 806 ..
MR RAMSAY: I thank Mr Pettersson for his supplementary. This being Seniors Week, I emphasise that the wisdom and experience of older Canberrans is a core asset to the ACT community and to the government. The experience and the enthusiasm that our older Canberrans bring to employment, to volunteering and to community work in general is a strength of our city and it is one of the signs of a thriving Canberra.
To ensure that the ACT’s senior voices are being heard in policymaking, I have been working with the ministerial advisory council on ageing to select new council members for its new term and have refreshed the terms of reference to ensure that we have a strong community representation across a range of skill sets so that community concerns and ideas are being provided to the government to help shape our response to the key issues that are affecting older Canberrans.
We know that the ability to work longer hours, or the necessity for it, is only one part of this. Other key issues that the ACT government will continue to work with our seniors on include healthy ageing initiatives and affordable health care, good public and community transport services, community engagement through recreational activities and preparation to adapt to the new aged-care landscape caused by the deregulation at the national level.
I can also let the Assembly know that yesterday I was pleased to sign off on the seniors health roundtable report and the response, and I look forward to it being released soon.
Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
ACT Health—annual report corrigenda
MRS DUNNE: On 15 February I asked a question of the Chief Minister about government agencies providing health data. The Chief Minister kindly replied to me in writing on 17 March and in his reply referred to the national health information agreement, which I have got a copy of, and referred me to sections 17 and 32B, F and J. Section 32 does not have a section J and section 32 does not appear to refer to health data. I was wondering whether the Chief Minister might be able to clarify the answer.
MR BARR: I will check the detail in my spare time.
MR GENTLEMAN: In relation to a question I received today in regard to the outcomes report for the west Greenway community panel, I can advise the Assembly it is now publicly available on the your say website, yoursay.act.gov.au.