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vehicle and must pay any fine incurred."This requirement has legislative force and has applied to all agencies and instrumentalities covered by the Public Sector Management Act 1994 since the Rule was made in 1998. There is currently $6,361 in outstanding parking and traffic infringement notices issued to Government plated vehicles, that have lead to either driver licence or right to drive sanctions. This is for the period 2001-02 to 2005-06 to date.

(6) I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member's question. Under Public Sector Management Standard 6, Part 3, Rule 1, an ACT Government vehicle must be made available for use by authorised personnel during normal working hours. The Standard provides that the use of a vehicle for official business must be approved by a Chief Executive. In most agencies, the Chief Executive has delegated this authorisation power in the interests of operational efficiency. In my Department, for instance, the power to authorise personnel to use a vehicle for official business has been delegated to senior executives and Senior Officer Grade A and B managers. To answer this question, it would be necessary to investigate, for more than 1000 infringements issued over the years in question, whether the particular driver had been authorised in that particular instance by the relevant manager or executive to use the vehicle for official business.

(7) The unauthorised or inappropriate use of an ACT Government vehicle may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the provisions of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

Health—performance management

(Question No 1026)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 29 March 2006:

(1) Has the ACT Health Performance Management Framework, launched in October last year, been implemented across all of ACT Health; if so, when was this process completed; if not, when will this process be completed;

(2) Why was a Health Performance Management Framework not already in place;

(3) Was the Health Performance Management Framework only prepared to ensure ACT Health is complaint with the accreditation process; if so, what, if any, procedures were in place for performance management previously; if not, (a) what procedures were in place for performance management previously, (b) what does the new Framework contribute that the old process did not and (c) why has the timetable for implementation been designed to align with accreditation requirements.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) Implementation of the ACT Health Performance Management Framework commenced following its launch on 25 September 2005. The Framework applies across all of ACT Health. The roll out schedule will cascade down by staffing levels across ACT Health, commencing with the Executive, and is expected to be completed in 12 months.

(2) Prior to the 2005 launch there were a number of different performance management arrangements in place across ACT health. It was considered appropriate to update and standardise the arrangements for the broader portfolio.


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