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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3182 ..


(3) The proposed separation of the ACT Health Directorate was not referred to Cabinet for decision. The Chief Minister determines the Administrative Arrangements and has sole discretion over their provisions. Changes to the Administrative Arrangements are not required to be provided, and have not previously been provided, to Cabinet for endorsement.

a. Not applicable.

b. Not applicable.

(4) See the response to question 3.

(5) 19 March 2018

(6) No

ACT Health—proposed organisational changes (Question No 1496)

Mrs Dunne: To ask the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 8 June 2018 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Health and Wellbeing):

(1) On what date did the Minister become aware that the Chief Minister had agreed formally, on 15 March 2018, to a proposed restructure of the Health Directorate.

(2) Was the Minister at any time before 15 March 2018, involved in any discussions about the proposal to restructure the Health Directorate; if so, (a) on what dates were those discussions, (b) with whom were those discussions held, (c) what evidence was provided to the Minister in support of the proposal, (d) did the Minister undertake her own analysis of that evidence, (e) what conclusions did the Minister draw, (f) to whom did the Minister convey those conclusions and (g) on what dates did the Minister convey those conclusions.

(3) At any time before 15 March 2018 was the Minister given any formal briefing minutes or other documents about the proposed restructure of the Health Directorate; if so, (a) what briefing minutes or other documents were given to the Minister, (b) on what dates did the Minister receive those minutes or other documents, (c) what was the Minister's response to those minutes or other documents and (d) on what dates did the Minister communicate that response to the relevant persons.

(4) On what date did the Minister first become aware that the former Director-General of the Health Directorate would be seeking other opportunities.

(5) Was the Minister, at any time, involved in any discussions about the former Director-General's attitude towards the restructure of the directorate and her future with the directorate; if so, (a) on what dates were those discussions held, (b) with whom were those discussion held, (c) what did the Minister discern was the former Director-General's attitude, (d) what scenarios were considered and (e) what conclusions were reached.

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

(1) The Minister for Health and Wellbeing became aware on 15 March 2018.


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