The Canberra Times has the unsettling news that Calvary Hospital is now appearing as an asset in the accounts of both the Little Company of Mary and the ACT Government.
Last year, the Government withdrew an offer to purchase Calvary after receiving advice that under new accounting standards the hospital could already be considered a territory asset.
Little Company of Mary Health Care disputed the advice.
The Government and the Catholic health-care group have now both decided to include the hospital on their books for accounting purposes.
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So if the ACT Government is willing to find more improvements to it on the basis of owning it, will they now be willing to carry out procedures frowned upon by the Vatican?