Page 1549 - Week 05 - Thursday, 11 April 2013

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ACTTAB—alleged fraud


Sport—ground maintenance

MR BARR: In question time on Tuesday Mr Smyth asked me a question in relation to ACTTAB and the response to fraud investigations. I can advise that the AFP were requested to investigate the December 2010 and March 2012 fraud issues. Ernst & Young have been engaged to conduct internal investigations. ACTTAB has adopted control measures in result of those particular investigations. Ernst & Young have undertaken a data analytics audit of ACTTAB’s primary computer systems to provide the board with additional assurance on the integrity of ACTTAB’s data systems, and all recommendations relating to this audit review were immediately adopted by the board.

Mr Smyth asked me a question today in relation to business programs, and I said I recalled that being a question on notice. It was indeed. It was answered on 26 March. For Mr Smyth’s benefit—he may have lost the answer—the one-to-many networking or group training activities did not achieve the level of attendance that was anticipated. However, the one-to-one client contacts, as I responded in my answer, remain strong and demand has been growing.

In relation to Mr Seselja’s question on diesel, I have sought further information from sport and recreation services and am advised that it is regular practice around the country to use diesel; some councils add oxide to ensure that there is white within the diesel line marking, but this is standard practice across the country.

Municipal services—Fadden

MR RATTENBURY: Earlier today in question time Mr Wall asked me about a footpath in Bramston Street, Fadden. It seems there were two different matters addressed in the letter, and I will read the full paragraph. In my letter to Mr Wall, I said:

I am advised that an officer of Roads ACT has inspected the footpaths along Bramston Street and surrounding areas and identified two sections for immediate repair and eighteen sections for replacement. These repairs should be completed by the time you receive this letter, weather permitting. The replacement work has been scheduled for completion by August 2013.

I am advised that the repair work has been done. In fact it seems that the footpath was damaged again and, as it happens, Roads ACT has gone out this morning and repaired it again.


Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

ACT Legislative Assembly Secretariat—Annual Report 2011-2012—Erratum, dated 10 April 2013.

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