Page 3570 - Week 11 - Thursday, 22 September 2005

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Mr Mulcahy and members that the process of gaining clarification from the ATO on the application of fringe benefits exempt salary packaging arrangements to staff of ACT Health is continuing, with ACT Health officials providing information to the ATO as recently as August of this year. It is anticipated that formal advice will be received in November of this year from the ATO regarding the manner in which ACT Health has self-assessed the application of FBT exemption to its staff salary packaging arrangements. There have been no changes to salary packaging arrangements to date.

Answers to questions on notice

Question No 467

MR SMYTH: Under standing order 118A (a), I ask the Minister for Health when I can expect an answer to question on notice 467, concerning paediatric ward funding, which was due on 16 September.

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Smyth for the question. The department is currently finalising the detail of the answer. We want to ensure we give an absolutely accurate answer. I anticipate that Mr Smyth will receive an answer shortly.

Questions Nos 489 and 490

MR PRATT: Under the same standing order, I want to ask a couple of ministers about a number of overdue questions on notice which were due on 17 September. I would firstly like to ask the planning minister about questions on notice 489 and 490. These concerned ACT Roads and ACTPLA approvals.

MR CORBELL: I think I have answered those questions.

Question No 495

MR PRATT: Thank you, minister. I will double-check that. I ask the minister for police about question 495 on drug-driving tests.

MR HARGREAVES: I believe I have seen and signed off on that. I would expect that response to be with the member within a very short period of time.


Mr Quinlan presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act, Pursuant to section 14—Instrument directing a transfer of funds within the Chief Minister’s Department, including a statement of reasons, dated 14 September 2005.

Territory Owned Corporations Act, pursuant to subsection 19(3)—Statement of Corporate Intent—ACTTAB, 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.

Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

Utilities Act—Utilities (Variation of Industry Code) Determination 2005 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2005-132—Revised explanatory statement.

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