CORRUPTION AND CRIME COMMISSION — NORTH
METROPOLITAN HEALTH SERVICE —MISCONDUCT — RESEARCH FUNDS AUDIT
736. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the Corruption and Crime Commission report into
corruption at the North Metropolitan Health Service.
(1) Can the
Minister for Health confirm that the following research funding sources at the
NMHS are regularly audited —
Foundation for Research;
clinical staff education fund;
(c) the Ray
Florence Shaw trust; and
(d) the Edith
(2) If yes to (1), who are the funds audited by and how
(3) Can the
minister confirm whether a central system for recording gifts and hospitality
exists across health services?
(4) If no to
(3), are there any plans to establish a central database for gifts and
hospitality to ensure a coordinated approach, increased transparency and better
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
question. I am advised of the following.
(1) (a) Charlies
Foundation for Research is a separate entity and is not within the jurisdiction
of the North Metropolitan Health Service.
The clinical staff education fund and Ray Florence Shaw trust are audited as
part of the North Metropolitan Health Service financial audit.
inquiries will be made regarding the Edith Marston bequest and an answer
provided to the member as soon as possible.
(2) In respect
of questions (1)(b) and (c), the North Metropolitan Health Service financial
audit is undertaken annually by the Office of the Auditor General.
(3) Gift registers are maintained by each health service
provider and the Department of Health.
(4) Work is already underway to establish a central database.