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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 14 December 2006) . . Page.. 4149 ..


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Planning and Development Bill 2006—Possible regulations.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 8

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (11.30): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—report 8—Review of Auditor-General’s report No 5 of 2004: leave management, dated 29 November 2006, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.


That the report be authorised for publication.

Motion agreed to.


That the report be noted.

This is an important report, particularly in relation to the cost impacts on government. Auditor-General’s report No 5 of 2004 was presented to the Legislative Assembly and consequently referred to the committee for inquiry. The audit report presented the results of a performance audit on whether leave management practices implemented in ACT government entities were compliant with certified agreements, legislation and government and agency policy.

The report examined, across a selection of ACT government agencies, whether leave management processes complied with the Public Sector Management Act 1994 and relevant standards, policies and guidelines. The audit sought to provide an opinion on the efficacy of the management of staff absence and the completeness and accuracy of management information on leave. The audit report also provided comparative statistics on the use of leave.

The committee received a briefing from the Auditor-General on the audit report. It also sought and received a government submission in relation to the audit report’s recommendations. The government agreed to the 10 recommendations made by the Auditor-General and advised the committee that the “Chief Minister’s Department will ask all government agencies to ensure that all measures identified within the

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