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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2252..


Shared Services has maintained records during the requested financial periods of the timeliness in which it enters accounts into the financial system following receipt of those accounts from agencies. Over the requested financial periods Shared Services has on average entered accounts within two working days of receipt of the accounts at Shared Services. The accounts are then scheduled to be paid within 30 days from the invoice date, or immediately if the accounts are already due for payment.

ACT public service—account payment arrears

(Question No 193)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Disability and Housing, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

With respect to payment of accounts by ACT Housing for the financial years (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 (up to 31 December 2008), (i) what proportion of accounts payable were not paid within 30 days, (ii) what proportion of accounts were not paid within 90 days, (iii) what were the major reasons why accounts were not paid on time, and (iv) what actions are you taking to increase the proportion of accounts paid on time.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

For the financial periods stated the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services was operating its own version of ORACLE which had not been configured to produce the requested information concerning the timeliness of accounts payments. In October 2008, the separate versions of ORACLE operated by individual agencies were replaced with a single ORACLE system.

Work is currently underway to enable production of the requested information and this information will be able to be produced for all agencies with accounts paid through Shared Services. This information will be available at the commencement of the 2009-10 financial year.

Shared Services has maintained records during the requested financial periods of the timeliness in which it enters accounts into the financial system following receipt of those accounts from agencies. Over the requested financial periods Shared Services has on average entered accounts within two working days of receipt of the accounts at Shared Services. The accounts are then scheduled to be paid within 30 days from the invoice date, or immediately if the accounts are already due for payment."

ACT public service—promotional activities

(Question No 194)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Disability and Housing, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) With respect to the promotional activities of Housing ACT, what promotional activities, publications, advertising in any media have been undertaken by Housing ACT, the Minister's office, or any other office or agency on behalf of Housing ACT or Minister's office for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 financial year up to 31 December 2008.


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