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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Friday, 23 April 2021) . . Page.. 1196 ..


(12) No.

(13) The ACT Government does not track how many jobs have been directly created as a result of investment in CBRIN. However, CBRIN employs 12 staff and provides intensive support for about 89 businesses at any given point. CBRIN also provided support for approximately 1,138 people through its workshops since 1 July 2020.

(14) The Trade Connect program concluded in 2017-18 and was repositioned to better align with the ACT Government’s International Engagement Strategy, which allows the Government to invest in targeted international markets where there are strategic trade and investment opportunities closely aligned to Canberra’s industry strengths.


Government—procurement panels(Question No 140)

Mr Cain asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) How many separate procurement panels are there across the ACT Public Service.

(2) For each ACT government procurement panel can the Minister detail (a) the number of companies, (b) the number of companies whose head office is not in the ACT, (c) any companies who were directly appointed to the panel, (d) when the panel last went to market via either tender or expression of interest and (e) details of any extensions to the panel.

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

As of 8 April 2021, there is a total of 71 current panels registered on the ACT government’s Notifiable Contracts Register. Across the 71 entries there is 639 providers. Each of the 71 panels has providers associated, however, the number of providers varies from panel to panel.

The directorate responsible for establishing the panel is also responsible for managing the contract data for providers on each panel. Further information relating to these panels is not available through the ACT government’s Notifiable Contracts register, nor is there any other centralised system. Extracting the information across all directorates and agencies to inform a more comprehensive response would be a significant task, representing an unreasonable diversion of resources.


Government—secure local jobs code(Question No 142)

Mr Cain asked the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) Has the Government identified that the Secure Local Jobs code does not apply to several industries including: professional, scientific and technical services, and health services, among others; if so, what was the basis of excluding certain industries and including others and can the Minister provide any reports commissioned or economic analysis undertaken to support this decision.


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