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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 30 June 2011) . . Page.. 3009 ..


MR COE: Regarding the ACT Ombudsman’s report released earlier this week, were any of the issues raised in that report also raised in internal audit reports over the last few years?

MS BURCH: I do not know the detail of that but certainly we are an organisation that has ongoing reviews in its practice. As we can amend and make change for the better, we will continually do that.

MR COE: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, will you table the internal audit reports for the last five years?

MS BURCH: I will take that on notice, Mr Speaker.

Volunteering ACT

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, a question without notice.

MR HARGREAVES: Thanks very much, Mr Speaker. I was not accustomed to the silence. My question is to the Minister for Community Services. Minister, in relation to the money given to Volunteering ACT, are you aware of applications and charities which were not successful or applications which were successful but did not receive the actual amount in their applications?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Hargreaves for his question. I know that he is committed to supporting Volunteering ACT and community groups in Canberra. I do not have the level of detail in front of me about the number of organisations that missed out due to the Canberra Liberals accessing $10,000 worth of funds. It is a fact that the Canberra Liberals accessed $10,000 of worker funds—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Thank you, members.

MS BURCH: from Volunteering ACT, and those funds were meant to be—

Mr Smyth: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes. Minister Burch, one moment, thank you.

Mr Smyth: The minister has just admitted that she does not have the answer to the question and she said that she will take it on notice or get the information. Surely that is the end of the answer.

MS BURCH: I do not think I said I would take it on notice.


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