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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 4434..


MS BURCH: I am confident that the changes we have put in place are certainly making a difference. The staff are reporting feeling well supported. The incidence of early intervention, I think, is demonstrated by the existence of the child and family gateway and the number of referrals to that. The partnerships between government and non-government services indicate that we, as a society, are certainly moving towards a very strong focus on early intervention in these matters.

ACT Emergency Services Agency—management

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services.

Yesterday in response to a question from me, Mr Corbell said:

With the transfer to an electronic record, there were failings in the transfer of data from paper-based records to electronic-based records. This was exacerbated by the fact that responsibility for the maintenance of those records through Shared Services' HR functions and communication with my directorate was less than adequate in drawing to my directorate's attention failings in relation to record keeping.

What responsibility does Shared Services have, if any, for the failure of the Ambulance Service to keep adequate records?

MR RATTENBURY: Actually, Minister Barr has responsibility for Shared Services.

MR BARR: Could the member repeat the question?

MR SMYTH: My apologies—wrong minister. I do apologise, Madam Speaker. Minister Barr, yesterday in response to a question from me, Mr Corbell said:

With the transfer to an electronic record, there were failings in the transfer of data from paper-based records to electronic-based records. This was exacerbated by the fact that responsibility for the maintenance of those records through Shared Services' HR functions and communication with my directorate was less than adequate in drawing to my directorate's attention failings in relation to record keeping.

What responsibility does Shared Services have, if any, for the failure of the Ambulance Service to keep adequate records?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Barr as the Minister for Economic Development.

MR BARR: No, as Treasurer, in fact.

MADAM SPEAKER: As Treasurer.

MR BARR: Commerce and works, although I believe at the time it was in another portfolio. So I can understand all of the confusion. Certainly the issue was brought to my attention upon taking responsibility for this area through commerce and works, and I have had a number of meetings with the directorate seeking to ensure that the


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