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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (27 October) . . Page.. 5228..


range of regulatory and policy activities relating to radiation safety, communicable disease control, environmental health, emergency management, pharmaceutical products and tobacco products, as well as analytical services.

(3) The Health Directorate does not budget down to specific activity level eg disease prevention. However a number of work units have disease prevention as a significant component of their overall work. Those work units include the Chronic Disease Management Unit, the Health Promotion Branch and Screening Programs. In 2011-12, the total amount budgeted for those work units was $15.742m, including Chronic Disease Management Unit, Health Promotion Branch and Screening Programs. As noted above, it is important to note that the wok undertaken by these areas in not exclusively related to disease prevention.

(a - d) The Health Directorate does not budget down to program level beyond the 'Budget' year and therefore is unable to confirm the budgets at this level for 2012-13, 2013 14 and 2014 15.

(4) The Health Promotion Branch is responsible for policy and program delivery in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. Health promotion activities aim to strengthen the skills and capabilities of individuals, as well as influence the social, environmental and economic conditions that impact on the health of individuals and the population of the ACT. The role of CDMU is to improve the management of ACT residents with Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Heart Failure by supporting evidence based practice, secondary prevention through consulting with other units and providing some clinical services. Preventative screening services are also provided such as BreastScreen ACT, Cervical Screening, and Newborn Hearing Screening.

(5) In 2011-12, $9.979m was the total amount budgeted for the Health Promotion Branch.

(6) (a - d) The Health Directorate does not budget down to program level beyond the 'Budget' year and therefore is unable to confirm the budgets at this level for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-5.

Finance—on-line transactions (Question No 1787)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 20 September 2011:

(1) How many individual financial transactions, such as the payment of rates, motor vehicle registration, driver licence fees and housing rental payments, are conducted by the ACT Government.

(2) How many of these financial transactions are available to be conducted on-line.

(3) What plans are being implemented to make the balance of the financial transaction available on-line.

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

(1) Data is not available in the form and at the level requested without diversion of significant resources from a number of Directorate's ongoing business. I am not prepared to authorise this diversion.


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