Page 5727 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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Ms Gallagher presented the following papers:

Estimates 2011-2012—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2011-2012—Recommendation 99—Progress of the Calvary Health Care ACT staff entitlement issue—Update on health-related recommendations.

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Auditor-General’s Act—Auditor-General’s Report No 6/2009: Government Office Accommodation—Government response.


Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

ACT Government—Payment for goods and services—Outstanding ACT Government Invoices, as at 31 October 2011—Revised, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 26 October 2011.

Directorates—Unpaid invoices—Answer to questions on notice Nos. 1869 to 1877—Revised.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Mr Assistant Speaker, during the last sitting I tabled the government response to the Assembly resolution on the payment for goods and services. The calculation of the overdue invoice information in the response required an intensive manual process. I regret to advise the Assembly that an error occurred in the compilation of the information and as a result several invoices that were actually not due for payment by 31 October were included in the overdue statistics. In fact, the number of invoices that were overdue on 31 October is actually 229 or 15 per cent lower than I originally advised. This makes the total of the overdue invoices 1,273.

I apologise to the Assembly that this information was incorrect. Amendments have been made to the figures in what I have tabled to the Treasury and Justice and Community Safety directorates. I again apologise to the Assembly for this incorrect information but am pleased that in fact the number of outstanding invoices was lower than originally thought.

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