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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 5967..


represented the best procurement outcome, it would be preferred over other firms or companies.

Paper

Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

Estimates 2011-2012—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2011-2012—Recommendation 67—ACTPS Workers Compensation and Work Safety Improvement Plan—Progress report, dated December 2011.

Select Committee on Estimates 2011-2012

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services): I present the following paper:

Estimates 2011-2012—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2011-2012—Recommendation 66—Report on costs of implementation of Governing the City State: One ACT Public Service Report.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGER: The report on the cost of implementation of the Governing the city state: one ACT government—one ACT public service report is provided in response to recommendation 66 of the report of the Select Committee on Estimates. A number of government initiatives that were at various stages of development or implementation were supported by the Governing the city state: one ACT government—one ACT public service report and funded in the 2011-12 budget.

These public service reforms included funding for a performance and accountability framework, an evaluation policy, initiatives to strengthen leadership and management and training for employees with a disability and people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, a workers compensation and work safety improvement plan, and measures to improve the delivery of information technology and community engagement mechanisms.

Additionally, the report outlined initiatives that have been undertaken or supported from existing resources across the directorate. These include the establishment of a transition implementation team in CMCD for a period of three months; development of new administrative arrangements in May 2011, although it is noted that revised administrative arrangements would have been necessary given the retirement of the former Chief Minister; significant organisational changes across ACT government agencies as a result of the May 2011 administrative arrangements; development of legislation to amend the Public Sector Management (One ACT Public Service Amendment) Act 2011 and the Administrative (One ACT Public Service Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2011; a review of the preferred model for closer


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