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Evidence of effectiveness of the implementation of the pilot will include whether the pilot was implemented as intended, whether it reached its target client groups and the views of service clients and key stakeholders, including government and non-government stakeholders, on the pilot’s implementation. Evidence of outcomes of the pilot will include any change in attitudes and/or behaviours related to illicit drug use and harm reduction among services clients as a result of engagement with the service, any impact on drug-related emergency health service interactions, the value and timeliness of information about illicit drug availability and harms in Canberra, and any unintended consequences of the pilot.
Mr Steel (in reply to a question by Ms Castley on Thursday, 20 October 2022):
I have been advised that the contractor has commenced preliminary works on site (including the location of utilities etc), works programming and supply orders for materials and infrastructure including stormwater pipes.
I have been advised the contractor has experienced challenges in relation to the availability of specific stormwater pipes required to undertake these works in accordance with the design. The assessment and approval of alternative stormwater pipe options has unfortunately delayed the commencement of works. Alternative sub-soil stormwater drainage has now been approved, sourced, and adopted to ensure that these works are accelerated and undertaken in the shortest possible time.
The ongoing wet weather has also significantly affected delivery of the program.
Emergency services—workers compensation
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Milligan and Mr Cocks on Thursday, 20 October 2022):
1. What has the government done to ensure the new claims manager is being held accountable for the timeframes in which the claims are being processed?
Relevant workers’ compensation performance standards were jointly developed by ACT Government and union officials with a view to making the experience of claiming workers’ compensation as simple and accessible as possible. Accuracy and timeliness of decision making are key indicators of performance in this respect.
During each of the two complete financial years since the self-insurer was established, the ACT has met or exceeded all annual licensee key performance indicators for the timeliness of claim determination. During 2021-22 that meant that:
• 98.7 per cent of:
- injury claims were determined within 20 days and
- disease claims were determined within 60 days.