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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2697 ..


(2) This invoice relates to the recovery of salaries through a Secondment Agreement between ACT Health Directorate and the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority.

(3) Cancer Institute NSW sends quarterly invoices to ACT Health for the coding and data entry for the ACT Cancer Registry. They are almost always paid by the due date, however this particular invoice was held up due to staff changes and staff leave.

(4) The description ‘other creditor’ was entered erroneously at source, and subsequently captured incorrectly on the notifiable invoices list.

(5) This invoice was originally received at the time Canberra Health Services were undertaking the transition to the new payment system which meant that the original hard copy invoice was required to be resubmitted electronically. The delay was subsequently compounded by the resubmitted invoice not having an ABN which meant it could not be paid. There was an administrative error that meant that the invoice was allocated to incorrect delegates for signature and had to be redirected.

The Contractor was advised of all stages of the process. The Contractor understood that the transition was responsible for the delay and was ultimately content with the outcome.


Canberra Health Services—communications(Question No 2509)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 17 May 2019:

(1) What was the (a) projected and (b) actual, level of expenditure for the period 1 July 2018 to 31 March 2019, in relation to the Office of the CEO, Communications and Government Relations of Canberra Health Services.

(2) What is the (a) budget and (b) forecast outcome for the financial year 2018 19 in relation to the Office of the CEO, Communications and Government Relations of Canberra Health Services.

(3) What are the reasons for any variance between the figures provided in (a) part (1) and (b) part (2).

(4) What was the staffing profile by (a) classification, (b) head count and (c) FTE, as at 30 April 2019 for the Office of the CEO, Communications and Government Relations of Canberra Health Services.

(5) How many of the staff in part (4), (a) directly support the CEO, (b) work in communications and (c) perform government relations duties.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Communications and Government Relations Unit, Canberra Health Services, was established on 1 October 2018. Therefore, the following figures are from the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019.


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