Page 609 - Week 02 - Thursday, 16 February 2017

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on the ways we can achieve results together that neither party could achieve on its own.

A great example of this currently is the redevelopment of Phillip Oval. From the very beginning cricket and AFL have been working closely with Active Canberra around financing and design to ensure the facility will best meet the future needs of the sports community and high performance usage for both women and men. This completed project will be an exceptional venue for all levels of sport.

ACT Health—reporting accuracy

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, yesterday in question time, you said ongoing problems with the accuracy and integrity of ACT health data were “one of the key elements to discuss in my incoming government verbal briefing”. You said:

I wanted to ensure that the 2015-16 quarterly performance reports were made available as soon as possible, with assurances of course that the data was accurate. This was then done on 9 November.

You tabled the Health Directorate annual report on 13 December 2016. On 14 February 2017, in the Assembly, you said:

… at the time of tabling I did have assurances on the data provided in the 2015-16 annual report.

Minister, did you receive written advice of that assurance, and will you table that advice?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mrs Dunne for the question. I do not recall if I received specific written advice on the 2015-16 annual report. I will check that. But certainly it was published, as all annual reports are, by the directorate, by the director-general. I will check the records on your question.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, in the review process leading up to the assurances that were given to you on the 9 November release of the quarterly reports, were any inconsistencies discovered in the published data in the 2015-16 annual report or any previous annual reports?

MS FITZHARRIS: No, not to my knowledge for the 2015-16 annual report. And no, not to my knowledge on any previous annual reports. But I will check the records again on that question also.

MS LEE: Minister, what has transpired since 9 November 2016 that now leads you to the conclusion that there are inconsistencies between recorded and reported health data?

MS FITZHARRIS: As I indicated in my statement and in questions previously this week, the work that was undertaken in 2016 was specifically to look at the quarterly performance report because it was through one of those reports that the first set of

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