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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3717..


(4) See response to 1.

(5) Strategic Human Resource Directorate staff, undertake a range of functions including scheduling and rostering, workforce planning and employee relations. The roles of these staff are primarily to provide contextually based support and advice to staff and to assist managers particularly regarding employee management issues. This is in contrast to the many transactional functions undertaken in Shared Services HR.

(6) In 2010-11 the Expenditure Review and Evaluation Committee undertook a review of business process in Shared Services HR. The review undertook an initial analysis of business practices which was followed by a more detailed four month focus which was completed in late 2011. The review identified further areas of reform and savings of $4.5 million over two years covering Shared Services Finance and HR. The efficiencies sought in 2011-12 have been achieved and the 2012-13 targets are well on track.

(7) See response to 1.

(8) All directorates have a CFO function specifically responsible for the strategic financial performance of the directorate, including involvement in inter-governmental relationships. Key accountabilities may vary between directorates but typically would include budgeting & forecasting (including capital budgeting), management reporting, annual reporting, governance (risk management, internal audit, insurance, policy development), business analysis, strategic management and debt management. In some instances, directorates have retained responsibility for financial reporting and revenue collection.

(9) In 2010-11 the Expenditure Review and Evaluation Committee undertook a review of business process in Shared Services Finance. The review undertook an initial analysis of business practices which was followed by a more detailed four month focus which was completed in late 2011. The review identified further areas of reform and savings of $4.5 million over two years covering Shared Services Finance and HR. The efficiencies sought in 2011-12 have been achieved and the 2012-13 targets are on track.

Housing—first homeowner grants (Question No 2344)

Ms Hunter asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 8 May 2012:

(1) What was the number of, and total amount paid in, grants during the last three financial years, under the First Home Owner Grant Scheme Act 2000.

(2) What was the number of audits conducted by the Treasury Directorate, during the last three financial years, with respect to grants paid under the First Home Owner Grant Scheme Act 2000.

(3) What was the total amount recovered by the Directorate, either through repayment of grants or in fines and penalties as a result of these audits, for the last three financial years.


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