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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 6 May 2010) . . Page.. 1967 ..

• In line with how Shared Services provided the required information to the Department, the below response reflects the total number of invoices paid during the period July to December 2009, rather than each month individually.


Number of Invoices Paid

% of All Invoices Paid

Average Value of Invoices Paid

On Time


Grand Total

On Time


Grand Total


Department of Justice and Community Safety (including Emergency Services Agency)

11, 099




17%Notes 1-2




1. The information has been extracted by Shared Services based on 35 days from the invoice date. Due to how the ‘due date’ field is used in the system, this methodology provides the most accurate payment data possible. A parameter of 35 days has been used instead of 30 days to allow for the normal time lag that occurs before a department receives invoices from suppliers.

2. Invoices can remain unpaid past the due date for a variety of valid reasons, including:

- the invoice is being disputed by the agency with the vendor or further documentation is required;

- the invoice received is an invalid tax invoice;

- the invoice details are incorrect resulting in the invoice not being received by the correct agency or area within the agency; or

- the invoice is issued by the vendor well after the date specified on the invoice.

Government—payment of invoices(Question No 594)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 February 2010:

How many invoices were received by each department or agency in the Minister’s portfolio in (a) July, (b) August, (c) September, (d) October, (e) November and (f) December 2009, what was the average value of these invoices and how many of these invoices were fully paid by their due date.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. My response to question on notice 593 includes information relating to the Emergency Services Agency.

Children—childcare centres(Question No 614)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 25 February 2010:

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