Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 28, 2022


SA Ambulance Service

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:16): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Attorney-General, representing the Minister for Health in another place, a question about the SA Ambulance Service.

Leave granted.

The Hon. F. PANGALLO: In the South Australian Ambulance Service 2018-19 annual report, at page 57, ambulance transport was stated to be $102,512,000, being $218,519,000 in total fees that were raised, less $66,542,000 in ambulance cover concessions and $46,456,000 in pensioner concessions. In subsequent annual reports, only the ambulance transport figure is provided, without the breakdown of the total fees raised, ambulance cover concessions and pensioner concessions. My question to the minister is:

1. For the financial years 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22, can he please provide for ambulance transport the total fees raised, ambulance cover concessions and pensioner concessions, as the SA Ambulance Service annual report did in 2018-19?

2. Can the minister provide the reasoning for excluding this information in the annual reports for the past three years?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:18): I thank the honourable member for his question. I will refer those important issues to the Minister for Health in the other place and bring back a reply.