Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 June 2017) . . Page.. 2015 ..
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (4.12): Yes, that is indeed the process that is outlined in standing orders. If it is the will of the Assembly to pursue that under standing order 213A, then I will, of course, seek advice in relation to the particular documents. But, given where this process is up to at this point, it will probably come as no surprise what the government’s response will be to the arbiter.
MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (4.12): My understanding is that the FOI legislation has sort of a process for making decisions like this and that an arbiter would make the decision. I assume in this circumstance that it should be done according to that normal process.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (4.13): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) recognises the ACT Government’s longstanding commitment to delivering better health services and investing in modern health infrastructure to improve the health and wellbeing of Canberrans;
(2) acknowledges that this commitment has clearly been demonstrated in recent years through the Government’s $909 million investment in health infrastructure, which has already delivered key health facilities including:
(a) a major upgrade to The Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department, including new treatment spaces and ambulance bays, an expanded Paediatric Unit and more acute and sub-acute beds;
(b) the University of Canberra Public Hospital, delivering a significant expansion of sub-acute health care as well as major new clinical training facilities on Canberra’s northside;
(c) the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, providing high quality specialist care for women and children in the Canberra region;
(d) Community Health Centres and Nurse Walk-in Centres to provide community based health care in Canberra’s regions; and
(e) the development of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre to provide specialist care and treatment for Canberrans dealing with many forms of cancer;
(3) notes that the 2017 Budget will further the Government’s investment in the health and wellbeing of Canberrans by commencing the delivery of the ACT Government’s 10-Year Health Plan including through: