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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5252 ..


(3) Will the Minister now answer the questions as below, giving them the context of inquiries, reviews, investigations, surveys or any other form of evaluation of any nature; if not, why not;

(4) How many inquiries have been held into issues of organisational culture, bullying and harassment in ACT Health since 2008;

(5) When were these inquiries held.

(6) Who conducted them.

(7) What powers did these inquiries have.

(8) What protections were in place for witnesses giving evidence before them.

(9) What were the (a) findings and (b) recommendations.

(10) What were the Government's responses.

(11) Which recommendations were (a) implemented and (b) not implemented.

(12) What was the reason for not implementation those recommendations referred to in part (11)(b).

(13) What on-going and sustainable improvements did the implemented recommendations yield.

(14) Which inquiry (a) reports and (b) Government responses were made public.

(15) For any reports and Government responses that were not made public, why not.

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

(1) The question on notice No 1872 was interpreted in the context of the Inquiries Act 1991 due to the use of the word inquiries in the question. From a Human Resources perspective, People and Culture interpreted 'inquiry' to mean a formal investigation under the Inquiries Act 1991.

(2) Given the question related to a ten year period, People and Culture needed to consult across the organisation and peruse all relevant historical records in this ten year period to ascertain if any inquiries had been undertaken during this period.

(3) It is not operationally viable to answer questions 4 to 15 to answer the questions in the context of 'inquiries, reviews, investigations, surveys or any other form of evaluation of any nature'. Answering would be resource intensive, requiring significant time to review ten years' worth of data on and information on issues of organisational culture, bullying and harassment with the potential of not necessarily answering the questions.

Mental health—ministerial briefings (Question No 1914)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:


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