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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5242 ..

(6) What is the budget for each new area following the restructure.

(7) How many existing pre-restructure staff have been relocated to new areas in (a) ACT Health and (b) Canberra Health Services.

(8) What was the (a) budget and (c) cost, of the restructure.

(9) If the cost was more than the budget, why;

(10) In relation to restructure refinements that have been identified, (a) what is the nature of the refinements, (b) when will they be implemented, (c) what is the budget and (d) is the refinement budget additional to the initial budget for the restructure; if so, why.

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

1. From 15 September to 26 October 2018, no staff were appointed to new positions in ACT Health; one non-executive staff member and one Senior Executive were appointed to new positions in Canberra Health Services.

During this period:


In ACT Health, two non-executive staff were appointed to existing permanent positions, and two Senior Executive staff were appointed.


60 non-executive staff were appointed to existing permanent positions in Canberra Health Services.

2. (i) and (ii) The current and funded staffing establishment is still being finalised as a result of the transition, it is not possible to provide a definitive response to this question at this point in time.

(iii) and (iv) (A) Positions that are ceasing are those that were created as short-term or time limited positions. Six executive short term contracts (Innovation Partners) will expire on or before 31 January 2019 and the positions will be returned to CMTEDD as agreed when the positions were first established.

(iv) (B) Staff occupying these short term positions will return to their substantive roles where applicable, and are able to apply for any future vacancies within the organisations in line with ACT Government recruitment processes.

(iv) (C) There is no cost incurred as the contracts will cease per the contract provisions.

3. As at 2 November 2018 the number of officers on higher duties are:

a) ACT Health - 110

b) Canberra Health Services - 390

4. See response to Question on Notice 2022.

5. As at 2 November 2018 there have been no new operational areas created in either Canberra Health Services or ACT Health Directorate as a result of the restructure. Existing team structures have been realigned to fit within the new structures and ensure each organisation has the capability required to support delivery of core corporate functions. As a result each organisation has a structure that includes corporate support functions such as people and culture, finance, data and reporting, and governance. This has occurred as a cost neutral exercise within existing resources - no additional positions have been created.

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