Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17

Appendix 4: 2015-16 Annual Report – Errors and Omissions

The errors in the 2015-16 Annual Report are listed below.

Page last updated: 19 October 2017

Page 274 – Part 3.6 Work Health and Safety

The section under the heading Health and Safety Outcomes (including the impact on injury rates of workers) achieved as a result of initiatives incorrectly read:

In 2013-14 there were 58 claims, … and there have been 23 accepted claims for 2015-16.

This data incorrectly reported all 2015-16 delegated decisions which included initial liability claims, secondary claims and accepted impairment matters.

The sentence should read:

In 2015-16 a total of 8 claims were awarded a decision to accept initial liability.

Page 275 – Part 3.6 Work Health and Safety

The section under the heading Statistics of any notifiable incidents of which the Department became aware of during 2015-16 that arose out of the conduct of business or undertakings by the Department incorrectly read:

During 2015-16 there were three dangerous incidents including one serious personal injury notified to Comcare with respect to the Department’s statutory obligation under section 35 of the WHS Act. The serious personal injury resulted from a vehicle incident during the journey home from work, with the other two incidents being a laboratory fire and the discovery of asbestos material.

This data incorrectly included one incident that was deemed not notifiable.

The sentence should read:

During 2015-16 there were two dangerous incidents notified to Comcare with respect to the Departments statutory obligation under section 35 of the WHS Act. One was a laboratory fire and the second was the discovery of asbestos material.

Page 434 – Australian Digital Health Agency

The section under the heading Financial Statement in the 2016-17 Annual Report incorrectly read:

Statement of Comprehensive Income
for the period ended 30 June 2016
Notes2016
$’000
Statement of Financial Position 2016
as at 30 June 2016
Notes2016
$’000

These table headings incorrectly included $’000.

The table headings under the Financial Statements section should read:

Statement of Comprehensive Income
for the period ended 30 June 2016
Notes2016
$
Statement of Financial Position
as at 30 June 2016
Notes2016
$