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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1623..


- the invoice received is an invalid tax invoice;

- the invoice details are incorrect resulting in the invoice not being received by the correct agency or area within the agency; or

- the invoice is issued by the vendor well after the date specified on the invoice.

Government—payment of invoices

(Question No 597)

Mr Seselja asked Minister for Education and Training, 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 Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1) Over the period 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009 the Department paid 8751 invoices. Of these invoices 7386 or 84 per cent were paid by the due date and 1365 or 16 per cent were paid after the due date. Of the overdue invoices, 580 related to non ACT Government entities. The average value of non ACT Government overdue invoices was $2439.

The table below details the information above on a month by month basis.

Month

Number of Invoices Paid

Paid by Due Date

Overdue

Average Value of Invoices

July

1530

1321

209

42 415

August

1844

1579

265

11 256

September

1491

1290

201

23 788

October

1458

1190

268

42 483

November

1193

980

213

28 141

December

1235

1026

209

47 796

Total

8751

7386

1365

Percentage

100

84

16

Notes

(1) The details in the above table are based on the date the invoice was paid. The Department's financial management system does not maintain details of the date invoices are received.

(2) The column detailing the 'Average Value of Invoices' relates to all invoices. The average value of overdue invoices over the period was $12 257.

Government—payment of invoices

(Question No 597 additional information)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 11 February 2010:


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