Page 3626 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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MR MILLIGAN: Can you name right now a single business that has a contract with Canberra Metro for the construction of light rail?

MS FITZHARRIS: I could name a number of businesses but I do not have the details. I just do not have the names of the businesses.

Opposition members interjecting—

Ms Berry: Point of order. Seriously, the number of interjections from several members opposite is really unhelpful. This is not a test for the minister. She answered the question.

Opposition members interjecting—

Ms Berry: Here they go again.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Ms Berry. Can I remind members of the opposition that there are a number of standing orders that provide that when members are on their feet they are not to be interrupted; they are allowed to be heard. Again, it was within 15 seconds or less that the sound was quite loud. I ask you, yet again, if you can please just attend to the matters; if you ask a question you should be waiting for the answer and, hopefully, listen to it. I am assuming you have finished your response, minister, yes.

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children—aluminium cladding

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Yesterday you told the Assembly that you did not know whether your directorate had ordered replacement cladding for the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. Minister, do you know today if your directorate has ordered it?

MS FITZHARRIS: If I recall correctly, my answer to yesterday’s question was that I was not aware if they had done that. Certainly the advice that I have is that ACT Health are in the process of discussing a statement of requirements for the work required to remediate the Centenary hospital. Planning is underway for that. I have stated in the Assembly previously, on a number of occasions, that the advice that I will have by the end of September is whether cladding can be safely removed before cladding becomes available to then put back on the Centenary hospital. That advice will be available to me by the end of September.

MS LAWDER: Minister, will there be further delay in ordering the replacement cladding, given what we saw in the newspaper today about delays arising from the demand for new cladding?

MS FITZHARRIS: Not to my knowledge, no. I would note that ACT Health has been at the forefront of this work, both within ACT government and, as we see,

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