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Code, which prohibits the disclosure of information which could identify a young person who has been subject to criminal proceedings. Relevant emails were therefore referred to ACT Policing.
Bimberi staff are obligated under the Children and Young People Act 2008 not to disclose protected information obtained in the course of their duties. All staff have a number of mechanisms and avenues to make disclosures and complaints, which include the internal complaints process, the Human Rights Commission, the Public Advocate and the Official Visitor.
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Lawder and Ms Lee on Wednesday, 16 August 2017):
1. The detailed results from ACT Health’s Workplace Culture Surveys (conducted in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015) are not made public. The basis for not releasing results publically are:
a) assurances made to staff regarding the confidentiality of their responses and the risk of undermining staff confidence and participation in future surveys if results are made public;
b) the commercial value and intellectual property of Best Practice Australia as the survey provider could be compromised;
c) the nature of the reports, which are designed to be used as working documents by executives and managers within the organisation.
2. The disciplinary sanctions available, following an investigation of the facts, under the enterprise agreements are as follows:
a) a written warning and admonishment;
b) a financial penalty which can:
i. reduce the employee’s incremental level,
ii. defer the employee’s incremental advancement,
iii. impose a fine on the employee,
iv. fully or partially reimburse the employer for damage wilfully incurred to property or equipment;
c) transfer the employee temporarily or permanently to another position at level or to a lower classification level;
d) remove any monetary benefit derived through an existing Attraction and Retention Incentive (or existing SEA);
e) termination of employment.
During the last three years ACT Health has utilised the disciplinary sanctions when dealing with misconduct matters.
Canberra Hospital—patient flow management
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to supplementary questions by Ms Lee and Mr Coe on Wednesday, 16 August 2017):