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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 76..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

Several changes have been made to the responsibilities of ACT government departments as a result of the new administrative arrangements. These changes bring a number of functions into the Chief Minister's Department, namely, Industrial Relations and Sport. An Office of Sustainability is also to be established within my department. Housing has moved to the Department of Urban Services, InTACT and Procurement Solutions are now with the Department of Treasury, and Canberra Connect and the Arts with the Department of Urban Services. The Department of Urban Services will continue to have responsibility for planning until an independent statutory body is in place.

Mr Speaker, these new arrangements reflect the approach we as a government have taken to efficient, effective and consultative government in the ACT. These arrangements also flag our commitment to raising the standards of territory government with responsible, open and accountable government. In conclusion, Mr Speaker, I would like to advise the Assembly that Mr Wood is, as has already been indicated, the Manager of Government Business and that Mr Hargreaves is the Government Whip.

Public Sector Management Act-short-term contract

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Sector Management Act 1994, pursuant to sections 31A and 79-

Copy of a short-term contract made with Laurann Yen-Chief Executive Officer-ACT Community Care, dated 22 November 2001.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the contract.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I have tabled this contract as Minister for Health in accordance with section 24 of the Health and Community Care Services Act 1996 and in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, which require the tabling of all executive contracts and contract variations. Today, I have presented a short-term contract for Laurann Yen, Chief Executive Officer, ACT Community Care. The details of the contract will be circulated to members. I would like to alert members to the fact that the document contains personal information, and I ask members to deal sensitively and appropriately with it.

Paper

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming and Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act 1996, pursuant to 26 (4)-Consolidated Financial Management Report for the month and financial year to date ending 30 September 2001.


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