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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 March 2017) . . Page.. 1096 ..

While the committee does not have a particular view at this time about the powers or features that an integrity commission in the ACT might have, as an initial criterion the paper employs a list of possible powers and features for integrity commissions set out by Prenzler and Faulkner in their paper, “Towards a Model Public Sector Integrity Commission” (2010) which, in their terms, would constitute a model commission.

Further, whilst setting out a comparative analysis of legislative frameworks that presently have a designated integrity body or commission, the paper also provides an overview of integrity arrangements in Australia, including detail on the current integrity framework in the Australian Capital Territory; jurisdiction of integrity bodies; and integrity framework design and choice.

The opportunity to consider the effectiveness of the existing integrity framework in the territory to prevent and respond to corruption and the merits of establishing an independent integrity body tasked with this purpose is important. Some of the questions that arise from the issues paper include what powers or features an integrity body in the ACT might have, its jurisdiction or scope, and how a designated body might articulate with the current ACT public sector and parliamentary integrity framework.

The committee encourages interested individuals and key stakeholder groups and organisations to make a written submission to this important inquiry. The call for submissions closes on Friday, 19 May this year.

ACT Health—data review

Ministerial statement

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (10.10): I would like to take the opportunity this morning to update the Assembly on the work that is underway on the comprehensive, system-wide review of ACT Health data and reporting processes.

In providing this update, I would also like to table the terms of reference for the review, which is being undertaken to ensure ACT Health’s data management and quality assurance processes are robust and accurate.

First and foremost it is important for me to reiterate that data reporting issues are administrative in nature and do not affect the quality of the health services that we deliver, nor the funding ACT Health receives as part of national arrangements. In saying this, though, as health minister I wish to ensure that we not only have a high quality health system that Canberrans trust but also that we have the right data available to us to monitor and track our performance. That is why this review will take us back to basics when it comes to the collection, analysis and reporting of our health data.

Since I announced the review last month, I have written to key health stakeholders about the review and today I am tabling the terms of reference. It will be undertaken

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