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Facsimile Message Mr Iain Summers Auditor-General for the Northern Territory to Mr James Baker ABC TV News dated 25 October 1995



Facsimile Message Mr Iain Summers Auditor-General for the Northern Territory to Mr James Baker ABC TV News dated 25 October 1995

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J'ax f ro n t : 618 3434732 * io/<r v io:ui xruo<*ii44 0 2 /1 1 /9 5 1 4 :1 2 P g : 3 " NT AID-GENERAL ' @002 4. Has this particular incident been cleared up? ie. have administrative procedures been amended for this purchase? Answer; The audit investigation in February 1993 showed that oorreot procedures had hot been followed. Having identified the incorrect procedures, the Auditor-General's Office then obtained a commitment from the Department that they would comply with procurement procedures. This was understood by the Auditor-General's Office to be in relation to future procurements. The Auditor- Generals Office was not expecting that the procedures for a transaction which was, by the time of the report to the Secretary, some ten months In the past, should be corrected in arrears, since the more Important issue by then was the functioning of proper controls over future procurements by the Department. 5. in the 1993 A-Q Report, did the paragraph on the wheelchair purchase Indicate the AQ Is happy that procurement procedures had been followed? (There are claims that because a memo had been filled out that means the AG is satisfied), Answer: The report to Parliament on the matter was not intended to convey that the Auditor-General was happy that procurement procedures were followed. In faot, it states that Inadequacies were noted. The reference to the correction of procedures in the paragraph Is a quote of the reply by the Department in response to the Auditor-General, as outlined in the answer to Question 4 above,I lain Summers "...The information umtobni In tkit facsimile message may i immunity or legal prafrnbxpl privilege. If you are not thi in have nceined this document in error, pleax telephone (08$) 99 ini information, and may alto 1)1 the subject of legal privilege, public (ntereit pient, any use, diidotur* or copying of this document is UrtuUthnrhiuL If you DATS: SENT BY*. T IM E ; I/'T* f NO OE PAGES TO FOI.T.OW:

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