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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6045 ..


(1) What was the Directorate’s total expenditure on consultant’s fees for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

(2) What is the budgeted expenditure for consultant’s fees for the years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

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

(1) Territory and Municipal Services expenditure on consultants fees was:

(a) $7.8m

(b) $6.8m

(c) $5.7m

(2) The amount budgeted for consultants fees for 2011-12 is $5.1m. Detailed budget allocations are determined at the beginning of each year, so information on budgeted consultant fees for 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 is not yet available.


Health—Hospital in the Home program(Question No 1883)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 October 2011:

(1) What is the budget allocation for the Hospital in the Home (HITH) program for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15.

(2) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the annual budget for the HITH program including wages and salaries, travel, equipment and on-costs.

(3) In relation to the answer to part (1)(e)(iii) of question on notice No 1714, what was the reason behind the 6.5 full-time equivalent positions at Calvary Public Hospital not being utilised for 2010-11.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The budget allocation for the Hospital in the Home (HITH) program for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15 is:

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

$4,463,147

$4,616,139

$4,774,389

$4,938,078

NB: 2012-13 to 2014-15 extrapolates at 3.5% year-on-year inflation.

(2) A breakdown of the annual budget for the HITH program is:

2011-12

Wages and Salaries

$2,921,596

Operating costs including transport expenses

$1,541,551

(3) Calvary Public Hospital did not complete the recruitment of the full establishment of permanent staff to HITH in 2010-11. Recruitment of permanent staff to all positions is nearly completed. The staffing establishment is currently filled by staff on temporary transfer.


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