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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 March 2017) . . Page.. 1232 ..

Then we had Laurel who told her story: 30 years in public housing in Owen flats and what a difference the new housing she is in now in Ainslie has made to her life. She gets to spend her retirement years in a place that better suits her needs.

Other tenants that I have been speaking to have been moving into new housing all across the city, but including in the city. They have talked about what a difference new homes that better suit their needs and those of their families have made and how they have some hope that they will be able to meet their life aims and aspirations, and those of their families, as the rest of us would want to.

ACT Health—data integrity

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, on 3 August 2016, ACT Health engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers to work on data assurance services. PwC started work on a second contract on 17 August 2016 regarding data integrity services. PwC was again engaged on 1 September 2016 to prepare a data governance framework. Minister, were you or Minister Corbell briefed that PwC had been engaged to work on ACT Health data integrity issues during August and September 2016? If so, how were you briefed and was any part of that brief given to you in writing?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Mrs Dunne for the question. As I have indicated already in this place, I certainly was aware that PwC had been engaged to look into data issues as they related to the 2015-16 quarterly reports. I have also indicated in this place, in answer to a question asked by the opposition as to who was present at briefings on these issues, that there was a member of PwC who had been engaged by ACT Health who briefed the Minister for Health on that work, and I was present at that briefing.

MRS DUNNE: When you were briefed about the PwC work on data assurance and integrity issues in ACT Health, was any of that briefing given to you in writing? Did you receive anything from PwC about the work that they were doing?

MS FITZHARRIS: I was not the Minister for Health at the time. I believe the Minister for Health did receive written briefing as well as verbal briefing, but I will check the record, noting that I was not Minister for Health and responsible for this work at the time.

MS LEE: Minister, what efforts did you or the previous health minister make to assure yourself—or the previous health minister—in August and September 2016 that the issues with ACT Health data integrity and assurance were being fixed?

MS FITZHARRIS: I welcome the opportunity to reiterate—again—that we have undertaken, as a government, significant effort to ensure that data integrity issues are looked at. Principally in relation to the 2015-16 quarterly report, the previous Minister for Health, as he indicated both in this place and in public, was advised by ACT Health that there were some issues with the 2015-16 quarterly reports. On the back of that, the previous Minister for Health made significant effort, which involved

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