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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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ACT Health—invoices (Question No 879)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) In relation to the answer to question on notice No 786, dated 15 November 2017 concerning the reasons for late payments of ACT Health supplier invoices, why is there no backup plan to enable processing of invoices during staff vacancy transition periods.

(2) What measures have been adopted to minimise the occurrence of system errors.

(3) What strategies are being adopted to move away from paper-based processing to electronic processing and tracking of supplier invoices, including but not limited to, scanning of paper documents and employment of email and other electronic technology.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. ACT Government has now implemented an electronic invoice processing system (APIAS) which features an automatic escalation process for overdue invoices.

2. The roll out of APIAS across ACT Government will minimise system errors.

3. ACT Government has moved to the APIAS invoicing system.

Health—budget (Question No 880)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) In relation to the budget of $330 million for non-hospital services, what is the purpose for the budget of $12 115 for the Tuggeranong Health Centre Stage 2.

(2) What is the purpose for the budget of $81 523 for the Enhanced Community Health Centre Belconnen.

(3) Does the budget of $6 342 595 for the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Residential Alcohol and other - Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm ("NBHF") represent a component of the capital costs of construction.

(4) Why is the NBHF described as "Residential".

(5) Does the budget of $26 641 898 for the Secure Mental Health Unit - DHULWA represent a component of the capital costs of construction.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. The $12,115 is the actual expenditure (not budget) in the 2015-2016 financial year for construction works for Tuggeranong Health Centre Stage 2.


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