Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1622..
All ACT Health entities
Government—payment of invoices
(Question Nos 595 and 596)
Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 11 February 2010:
How many invoices were received by each department or agency in the Minister's portfolio in (a) July, (b) August, (c) September, (d) October, (e) November and (f) December 2009, what was the average value of these invoices and how many of these invoices were fully paid by their due date.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
1. Information associated with the number of invoices received by the Department each month is not available. The response is therefore based on the invoices paid by the Department.
In line with how Shared Services provided the required information to the Department, the below response reflects the total number of invoices paid during the period July to December 2009, rather each month individually.
The information provided is for both the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water (DECCEW) and the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (OCSE).
Number of Invoices
% of All Invoices
The information has been extracted by Shared Services based on 35 days from the invoice date. Due to how the 'due date' field is used in the system, this methodology provides the most accurate payment data possible. A parameter of 35 days has been used instead of 30 days to allow for the normal time lag that occurs before a department receives invoices from suppliers.
Invoices can remain unpaid past the due date for a variety of valid reasons:
- the invoice is being disputed by the agency with the vendor or further documentation is required;