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Minutes of Proceedings Day 1 - Tuesday 18 February 2003

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Title

Minutes of Proceedings Day 1 - Tuesday 18 February 2003

Other title

Parliamentary Record 10

Collection

Minutes of Proceedings for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005

Date

2003-02-18

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Minutes of Proceedings

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/278672

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/420279

Page content

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Tuesday 18 February 2003 The Member for Port Darwin (Ms Carter) seeking leave to move a motion to suspend so much of Standing Orders to move a motion censuring the Minister for Health and Community Services (Mrs Aagaard) The Leader of government Business (Mr Henderson) informed the Assembly that the Government accepted the motion as a censure motion, pursuant to Standing Order 95. The Leader of Government Business (Mr Henderson) asked that further questions be placed on the Written Question Paper. 10. CENSURE OF MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES - MOTION NEGATIVED: The Member for Port Darwin (Ms Carter) thereupon moved - That this Assembly censure the Minister for Health and Community Services because of: 1. The Ministers total inability to exercise her responsibility as a Minister in relation to expending of Territory moneys; 2. The Ministers inability to tell the truth, for example the Minister said last week that every day of the week people come to her to seek funding and she tells them they must put a business case to her, which totally contradicts the Ministers statement in the same interview that she is quite removed from the decision making on funding. 3. The Minister presiding over, in the words of the Review in DHCS a breakdown in management systems and control; 4. The Ministers failure to implement strategies to achieve medium to long-term efficiencies since the Mini-Budget of 2001; 5. The Ministers misleading of this parliament when she told it that her department would come in on budget in 2001/02 and was online for 2002/03; 6. The Ministers misleading of this parliament as to why she dismissed the previous CEO of Department of Health and Community Sservices; 7. The censoring of the Review Report in the two months it was in the Ministers hands before a final version was publicly released; 8. The Ministers admission that she had no idea (a) her department was employing an extra 150 people; and (b) that there was no money appropriated to pay their wages and salaries; 9. The continuing delay in opening the redevelopment of Royal Darwin Hospital; 10. The abandonment of the Ministers promise to introduce radiation oncology services; 11. The abandonment of the Ministers promise to have a stand-alone hospice; 12. The Ministers abandonment of the private wing at Alice Springs Hospital; 13. The need to abandon Labor promises and commitments because of the Ministers inept management; and 14. The need to cut the delivery of vital health services because of the mis-spending over which the Minister has presided. 296


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