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(3) I am advised that it is standard practice for Shared Services to adjust final payouts in instances where a negative balance is recorded on a final timesheet. Given this practice, there is no basis to consider that overpayments were made.

(4) See response to question (1).

(5) See response to question (3).

Legislative Assembly—members' staff timesheets (Question No 2212)

Mr Coe asked the Deputy Chief Minister, upon notice, on 29 March 2012:

(1) In relation to page 5 of the Auditor-General's Administration of employment issues for staff of Members of the Legislative Assembly performance audit report which noted that "Negative balances in TOIL were also noted on some final timesheets, although there was no provision for a negative TOIL balance. The overpayments may not have been recovered", which staff had negative toil.

(2) Was it staff who worked on the 2008 Australian Labor Party (ALP) campaign.

(3) What was the extent of the overpayment.

(4) Was the current president of the ALP one of the staff involved.

(5) Was the overpayment recovered.

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

(1) The Auditor-General's report does not specify whether this finding related to records held by the Assembly secretariat (for non-Executive staff) or Shared Services (for Executive staff). In this context, I am unable to confirm which staff had a negative TOIL balance as records for non-Executive staff are not accessible to the Executive. In any case, under the provision of the Privacy Act, personal information about any staff member cannot be disclosed.

(2) In accordance with standard employment conditions, ministerial staff working on the 2008 election campaign did so on their own time.

(3) I am advised it is standard practice for Shared Services to adjust final payouts in instances where a negative balance is recorded on a final timesheet. Given this, there is no basis to consider that overpayments were made.

(4) See answer (1)

(5) See answer (3)


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