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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 August 2017) . . Page.. 2792 ..

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Pettersson for the supplementary. Even with the proposed development and increased density, which will bring many benefits to the Woden town centre, it is important that we preserve both open space and ease of access to the town centre. The draft variation to the Territory Plan recognises this and ensures that public space is preserved to encourage active travel.

More specifically, the draft variation includes rezoning of the open-space, shared path along Athllon Drive and Swinger Hill from residential to urban open space to ensure the active travel path is retained. This will continue to facilitate the link between the nearby suburbs and the town centre through easy walking, bike riding or other active travel options.

Furthermore, built-form provisions are included in the draft variation, nominating building setbacks and active frontage requirements to ensure interesting and safe public spaces for pedestrians. Awning requirements are also included to ensure all-weather protection along the main pedestrian areas.

Maintaining ease of travel around Woden town centre will support active travel both to and from the centre. Requirements for solar access in the town centre square will support the use of the area as an attractive place to meet, eat, drink and do business. Bringing more people and investment into the area and ensuring that even while more people live and work in Woden it is as easy as ever to get around. Preserving active travel arrangements is a key principle of this variation and will only assist in the development of Woden as a transport hub.


MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Minister, on 16 August 2017, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine issued a media release giving the results of a member survey. The survey was independent, confidential and anonymous and was conducted in April and May 2017. Forty-four per cent of their members responded. This survey revealed that 34 per cent of respondents had experienced bullying, with 21.7 per cent experiencing discrimination, 16.1 per cent experiencing harassment and 6.2 per cent experiencing sexual harassment. Minister what do surveys of ACT public hospital employees and visiting medical officers show on these issues and what have been the trends over the past three surveys?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Ms Lawder for the question. I, too, as the college itself indicated it was this morning, was concerned to hear some of those reports. But I congratulate the College for Emergency Medicine on being proactive, as are many of the professional colleges for medical practitioners.

I will take the specific question about the trends over the past three years on notice. But I can tell you that the director-general and executive staff at Canberra Hospital and across ACT Health take bullying and harassment very seriously. A clinical culture

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