On Friday we raised an eyebrow to news that shiny new backbench MLA was filling in for the Minister for Health at the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference.
Today the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has caught up to events and is most unhappy.
Its unsatisfactory that the ACTs own Health Minister isnt representing Canberras best interests, and is instead sending an MLA with less than six weeks experience.
Katy handed over education when the government closed schools.
Katy handed over Treasury after bringing in the biggest debts and deficits in territory history.
Now shes palming off the integral, decision-making parts of the most expensive portfolio in the territory to the least experienced MLA in the Assembly.
The ACT still has the longest elective surgery waiting times in the country, our emergency departments are simply not coping and we continue to have the lowest number of GPs per capita.
Now is not the time for Katy to be sending an inexperienced MLA to do the groundwork of her portfolio.
I urge her to give our health system the attention it needs, or hand it over altogether, but not to the least experienced MLA, Mr Hanson concluded.