PALLIATIVE CARE — FUNDING
1125. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
Madam President —
The PRESIDENT: Honourable
member, I was advised by somebody in the chamber that you have a very happy
birthday today. Is that correct?
Hon NICK GOIRAN: Yes. Thank
you, Madam President.
I refer to the minister's
announcement on 10 October 2019 advising of an additional $17.8 million to
enhance palliative care services.
(1) How was the figure of $17.8 million
(2) On what date did the minister
make the decision to endorse a recommendation of that amount?
(3) Will the minister table the document that was the
basis for the decision to recommend or approve that amount?
(4) If no to (3)
and given the government's revised legislative priorities for 2019,
will the minister undertake to expedite a section 82 notice to the Auditor
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The figure was determined having regard to the
recommendations of the report of the Joint Select Committee on End of
Life Choices—specifically, recommendations 7, 8 and 12.
(2)–(4) The recommendations of the Expenditure Review
Committee were endorsed by cabinet on 7 October 2019. Documents are