Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1810 ..
for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (3.29): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual report 2016-2017—Land Development Agency—Corrigendum, dated May 2018.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MS BERRY: The Land Development Agency presented its final annual report to the Assembly in 2017. The report included, at section C.5, "Government contracting", a list of the contracts valued at over $25,000 that were identified at that time. Since the presentation of the report, the government has identified four additional contracts that were entered into by the Land Development Agency but were not included in the annual report. These were identified by the Suburban Land Agency when reviewing contracts transferred under administrative arrangements. The Suburban Land Agency has taken steps to ensure staff have the knowledge and use the appropriate tools and that contracts under its management are identified and reported appropriately.
I wish to correct the record on this matter and present the corrigendum to update the 2016-17 annual report of the Land Development Agency. I commend the corrigendum to the Assembly.
MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (3.31), by leave: It is interesting that we should have the minister present, once again, a corrigendum for the LDA. And once again it is because of contracts that have not been published. This government seem to have a real problem when it comes to disclosing how they are spending taxpayers' money.
A quick glance at past annual reports shows that there was a corrigendum issued in 2013-14, two issued in 2014-15, and one issued in 2015-16. And now we have one for 2016-17. On several occasions it was because they did not publish all the contracts. This is despite all the attention that was on the LDA and their contracts. It is pretty outrageous that the minister, despite having the benefit of Auditor-General reports, was still unable to present an accurate report last year with regard to the LDA.
This corrigendum is not yet published on the Suburban Land Agency's website. We will be looking at this document with some interest, but it would be very interesting to know what the circumstances are regarding these contracts not being presented. I hope that the minister will be able to answer any questions that my office puts to her in the coming days by email.
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate—freedom of information request
Paper and statement by minister
MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (3.33): For the information of members, I present the following paper: