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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4380 ..


(6) Were estimates briefs prepared for senior officials of the Health Directorate before the Select Committee on Estimates 2018-2019 hearings on 21 June 2018; if yes, what topics were covered in those briefs; if not, why not.

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

1.

Month

Number of briefs*

January 2018

12

February 2018

27

March 2018

22

April 2018

28

May 2018

16

June 2018

12

July 2018

11

August 2018

28

September 2018

12

* The above table includes the number of ad-hoc ministerial briefs prepared for the Minister for Mental Health on request.

2. ACT Health Directorate does not maintain an index of ministerial briefs prepared as all ministerial briefs are managed via an electronic document management system (HPE Content Manager).

3.

Assembly sitting month

Number of question time briefs

February 2018

27

March 2018

20

April 2018

21

May 2018

25

June 2018

23

July/August 2018

22

September 2018

22

4. The question time briefs for 20 September 2018 referred to a range of topics including organisational reform, clinical services, program delivery, infrastructure, contract management, budget, workforce matters including organisational culture and work health and safety.

5. Yes. The estimates briefs for the 21 June 2018 Select Committee on Estimates 2018-2019 hearing referred to a range of topics including mental health strategic indicators, budget initiatives, community budget, staffing profiles and key statistics, accreditation, organisational reform, clinical services, program delivery, infrastructure, contract management, budget, workforce matters including organisational culture and work health and safety.

6. Yes. The topics referenced in the estimates briefs prepared for ACT Health Senior Officials for the mental health portfolio were similar to the topics identified in the response to question 5.



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