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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3773 ..


Taxation—fringe benefits tax(Question No 463)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) How many employees in the Health Directorate, on 31 March 2021, were entitled to receive Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (Cth) (FBT Assessment Act).

(2) How many employees in the Health Directorate, on 31 March 2021, were receiving FBT exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act.

(3) How many employees in Canberra Health Services, on 31 March 2021, were entitled to receive FBT exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act.

(4) How many employees in Canberra Health Services, on 31 March 2021, were receiving FBT exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act?

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1) ACT Health employees are not entitled to exempt benefits under section 57A of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (Cth) (FBT Assessment Act).

2) Nil, per question 1, ACT Health employees are not entitled to or receiving exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act.

3) As of 31 March 2021, all employees of Canberra Health Services are entitled to voluntary access to FBT exempt benefits under the public hospitals exemption in section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act.

4) For the 2020-2021 FBT reporting period (1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021), 5,497 employees of Canberra Health Services received exempt benefits under section 57A of the FBT Assessment Act.


Canberra Health Services—staff wages(Question No 464)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) Noting the numerous reports of systemic underpayment of junior doctors in Canberra Health Services, has the Government commenced a review or audit (however described) into the underpayment, or potential underpayment, of staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies; if not, why not.

(2) If the Government has commenced a review or audit, (a) when was the review or audit commenced, (b) who conducted the review, (c) when was, or will, the review will be completed, (d) did, or will, the review result in a written report or reports.


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