Page 5608 - Week 14 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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2017/18 current data shows that inspections related to Greyhound events in comparison to overall inspection total is currently at 17%.

Access Canberra total inspection numbers increased in the 2016/17 period and current data is indicating that the overall inspection activities for 2017/18 will meet or even exceed the 2016/17 final numbers. On the basis of this information whilst inspection activities are trending upwards, they are trending at a consistent rate.

ACT public service—executive severance benefits

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 1 November 2017):

There have been no recipients of the new termination severance package.

ACT Health—FOI requests

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne on Tuesday, 28 November 2017):

There were 19 Freedom of Information applicants who received the documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 but the Directorate overlooked the final step of loading them onto the ACT Open Government website. This was rectified immediately after it was brought to the attention of the Directorate.

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate—FOI requests

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Ms Lawder and Mr Coe on Tuesday, 28 November 2017):

Ms Lawder - Why is your directorate failing to meet the deadlines set by the FOI legislation?

The Directorate is processing a large volume of requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (FOI Act) and endeavours to provide responses to requests as quickly as possible and within the prescribed timeframes.

Ms Lawder - Minister, will you now intervene and instruct your directorate to supply the documents without further delay; and if the delay is due to understaffing, will you adequately resource this division within the directorate?

No. I will not intervene in the independent decision-making process administered by the Directorate under the FOI Act.

Staffing of the Directorate is a matter for the Directorate and recruitment processes are undertaken as needs are identified.

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