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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1650..


Long service leave

(Question No 1350)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 4 March 2004:

1. In relation to the Long Service Leave Fund for the Cleaning Industry, how much money has the fund collected from employers to date;

2. How many (a) employers are currently involved in the scheme and (b) employees are currently registered with the scheme;

3. How much money has been paid out to members of the scheme since its commencement;

4. How many employees, who have had contributions paid into the scheme via their employer, have left the industry without accessing their long service leave entitlements due to forwarding details not being provided;

5. What happens to the unclaimed funds;

6. What is the balance of unclaimed funds to date.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. $2,452,455

2. (a) 116 registered employers, 84 active employers. Active employers are employers that are currently providing returns to the Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Board. (b) 2573 employees

3. $32,085

4. Nil employees. It should be noted that the scheme is still relatively new and few employees are entitled to a benefit under the scheme. Employees are entitled to a benefit on permanently leaving the industry after a minimum 55 days employment if due to injury or illness, or after reaching 5 years' service.

5. N/A (see 4)

6. Nil (see 4)

Development-Weston

(Question No 1351)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

(1) Has any decision been made about the disposition of Block 5 Section 94 Weston;

(2) Are there competing developments; if so, what are the individual proposals;

(3) When will a decision be made about the land.


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