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(29) Yes.

(30) The CFC’s creditor management policy is listed on page 170 of the CFC’s 2010-11 Annual Report under Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (q) Payables. It states all amounts are normally settled within 30 days after the invoice date.

Work Safety Commissioner—annual report
(Question No 1999)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 14 February 2012:

(1) In relation to the 2010-11 annual report of the Work Safety Commissioner, Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACSD) annual report, Volume 1, page 41, why was it necessary to undertake revisions of existing guidance and advisory material in 2010-11 in the knowledge that the new work health and safety legislation was coming.

(2) What did it cost to undertake those revisions.

(3) How much will it cost for the further revisions in light of the new legislation.

(4) What review work will the Construction Industry Advisory Group do on the outcomes of the investigation into the collapse of the Gungahlin Drive Extension bridge.

(5) What will the Group recommend to WorkSafe in terms of practical educative campaigns to raise awareness of issues and improve standards of performance relating to matters that contributed to the collapse of the bridge.

(6) Why does the Commissioner, as a statutory office holder, not publish an annual report separate to the JACSD annual report.

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

(1) The revision of existing guidance material began in June 2010 and involved bringing together guidance material developed by the Office of the OHS Commissioner and material provided by Workcover following the creation of WorkSafe ACT and the bringing together of these two offices in May 2010. At that stage, harmonisation was 18 months away and a national bill and regulations were still to be agreed. Efforts were made to avoid work that would have to be redone in 18 months time. One clear and very successful example of the revised material involved the creation of a new website combining material from the previous OHS Commissioner and Workcover websites.

(2) All of this work was done within existing budgets.

(3) The revision of guidance material for the new harmonised legislation is ongoing at this stage with the ACT participating in work being done under the auspices of the Heads of Work Safety Authorities to harmonise guidance material across all jurisdictions. Some 80% of the work was completed by end January 2012. All of this work was done within the existing WorkSafe and Office of Regulatory Services budget.

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