The ABC has word on the blithering incompetence of the ACT Ambulance Service and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate:
Last year 65 ambulance officers were asked to pay back tens-of-thousand of dollars in overpayments because of errors in their personal leave records.
A scathing report by the Fair Work Ombudsman says the Government will be formally cautioned for multiple breaches of the Fair Work and Workplace Relations Acts.
The year-long investigation uncovered what was described as an “unsafe” level of record keeping by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate between 2008 and 2012.
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But the Fair Work report found that the problem was not caused by ambulance staff and instead hinted that the Government should consider wiping the remaining debts .
Once again we ask what, aside from senior executives swanning around, do we get from having a stand alone service compared to contracting NSW or even Victoria to leverage their extensive operations?