Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — I want to speak in favour of the motion on the table that the debate be adjourned. On this side of the house we have heard over 20 speakers talk in detail and with great passion about this bill. There is an allegation of a lack of commitment from the minister on this side of the house, and I challenge that. In fact the minister has consulted quite widely on this bill, and it is quite pathetic that those opposite chose not to extend their speaking rights on this bill yet at the same time oppose the matter being adjourned. I ask that the debate be adjourned.