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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 120..


ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

MS McRAE: Mr Speaker, I refer to standing order 118A. I again ask Mr Stefaniak the reason why question No. 136 still has not been responded to. An explanation was given yesterday. I was led to believe that I would get the answer yesterday and it is still not with us.

MR STEFANIAK: I certainly did not indicate that I would give you an answer yesterday. I think my colleague Mr De Domenico said that in relation to another question. I indicated that I would endeavour to get you an answer by the end of these sittings, which is next week, Ms McRae. It is a very detailed answer. I have indicated that there is a problem in the department which I will endeavour to see does not happen again.

Mr Humphries: Work bans.

MR STEFANIAK: It could be something to do with work bans. I am endeavouring to see what went wrong there, but it is a detailed question which I will get an answer to.

Ms Follett: You have had over a month to do it - two months.

MR STEFANIAK: Yes, I know, Ms Follett. We have had over a month. I might mention that in the six months that I was in the last Assembly I think I had about four questions on notice, three of which took about three months to answer. This is a pretty - - -

Ms McRae: That is why we changed the standing orders, Mr Stefaniak.

MR STEFANIAK: No. It is a bit longer than that, Ms McRae. When I sought answers as to why they had not been answered I got some fairly rude replies. In this one instance, Ms McRae, something has gone wrong in the department. It could well have something to do with these union bans. In answer to your very lengthy request, I have indicated that I will endeavour to have that answer to you by close of business of these sittings, which will be next Thursday.

REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL
Paper

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, in question time yesterday, in response to a question without notice from the Leader of the Opposition, I undertook to table the interim determination in relation to the remuneration of chief executives and executives. Provision for such determination was provided for under section 14 of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal Act, which commenced on 21 December 1995. In tabling this determination in the Assembly, I would like to take the opportunity to clarify the provisions of the Remuneration Tribunal Act. The Act does not require the tabling of


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