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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1647..


(4) Who was on the selection panel for the appointment of Mr Davey;

(5) How many other people applied for the position of CPO;

(6) Were others in the police force alerted to the opening of the position enabling them to apply for the job of CPO;

(7) When was the Minister first made aware that Mr Murray was resigning;

(8) On what dates did Cabinet discuss the resignation of Mr Murray and or the appointment of a new CPO;

(9) When did the Minister sign off on the appointment of Mr Davey to the position of CPO;

(10) What is the length of the new contract signed by Mr Davey;

(11) What is the salary of the new CPO and does this salary differ to the former CPO's salary; if so, by how much.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Mr John Murray, the outgoing Chief Police Officer, notified the Australian Federal Police Commissioner and myself of his intention to depart. The Australian Federal Police nominated Mr John Davies as an immediate replacement, noting that he was at the same level of seniority as Mr Murray, and had extensive distinguished experience in policing, including in community policing in the ACT. I approved of Mr Davies' appointment.

Housing-rents

(Question No 1344)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

What action, if any, is being taken or is being considered in relation to the rent payable by:

(a) aged pensioners

(b) war widows

(c) people living below the poverty line of $20 000 per annum, to address the issue that they are currently being severely financially disadvantaged by having to pay up to 25% of their income.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The 25% rate was established by the Liberal Government as the standard rate for new tenants in July 1998 and was considered by that Government and all jurisdictions across Australia as a generally affordable and equitable rate for public tenants to contribute towards the rent for the government dwellings they occupy. Since January 2000 this rate has been applied to the standard assessable income of public tenants generally in the ACT (both new and established tenants) and it is not currently proposed to depart from this policy for particular classes of tenants.


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