Page 891 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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not simply one data set. I sought to ask a number of questions about how our data production was going. This all led me to, on my return to work on 6 February, asking Health to conduct the system-wide review of all health data which is underway now.

MRS DUNNE: When these issues were raised with you in your weekly briefings, what were you told about the data and why were you not more proactive in dealing with the data issues?

MS FITZHARRIS: I did ask how the data was going. I was also advised that there were a number of data sets. There was also communication both between ACT Health and AIHW and ACT Health and the Productivity Commission. It appears that there were some communications within there that were less than satisfactory. Health and I have talked about that. That will not be happening again. Again, I reiterate that all of this led to my requesting, on my return from leave on 6 February, that the system-wide review of ACT Health data get underway.

Tradesmen’s union clubs—police investigation

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, what reports have been made to you or to your office regarding a referral to ACT police regarding the tradesmen’s union clubs—the Tradies—arising from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption?

MR GENTLEMAN: None that I am aware of.

MR HANSON: Are you aware of any current or ongoing investigation by ACT Policing into the tradies clubs or any evaluation of material that has been provided to them?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Hanson for his supplementary. There is, to my knowledge, no ongoing investigation.

MR PARTON: Did the ACT government act on all the referrals, requests and recommendations from that said royal commission which are relevant to the ACT government?

MR GENTLEMAN: This portfolio is new to me, of course, for this current year, so I am unaware of government reactions to referrals from the royal commission in previous years. My understanding, though, is that the government has acted. But as to any further detail on that, I will have to come back to the chamber.

ACT Policing—recruitment

MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, can you update the Assembly on recent recruitment into ACT Policing?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Orr for her question. I am pleased to advise the Assembly that in April this year 18 new police will commence in ACT Policing. The 18 graduating members include existing AFP employees and new, externally recruited

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