Page 4067 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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Directorate and Canberra Health Services to continue to deliver the quality services Canberrans deserve and expect.

For staff in particular, the benefits of improving culture across the public health system are wide ranging and significant and will help to develop a more resilient and adaptable health workforce in a very challenging health environment.

External validation of this work through the recent accreditation process is powerful and demonstrates that ACT Health and Canberra Health Services are on the right track and well positioned for a very positive future. I would like again to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated ACT Health and Canberra Health Services staff who have worked tirelessly in delivering this important transition for their organisations. It further demonstrates their continued commitment to providing outstanding patient-centred, high quality and timely care to our community. I cannot thank them enough.

I present the following papers:

ACT Health transition and workplace culture—Update—Ministerial statement, 23 October 2018.

Workplace Culture within ACT Public Health Services—Independent review—Terms of reference, dated 23 October 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Personal explanation

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Madam Speaker, I claim to have been misrepresented and would seek your leave to make a personal explanation.


MRS DUNNE: Thank you, Madam Speaker. In the just concluded ministerial statement the minister said words to the effect that she thought it was unfortunate that the shadow spokesman had thought that various panels were a waste of time. I did not say at any time that they were a waste of time. I questioned the amount of money that was spent on catering at $80 a head and the $9,000-plus that was spent on the keynote speaker. I want to put on the record that at no time did I say that this was a waste of time. I questioned the spending.

A step up for our kids

Ministerial statement

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Disability, Minister for Children, Youth and Families, Minister for Employment and Workplace Safety, Minister for Government Services

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