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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 10 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 4150..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

had gone to see Mrs Burke and she was going to "blow the lid on it". The CPSU organiser said she would send the adviser some details by fax and mentioned that she was having problems with her fax. The adviser did not know it was a public interest disclosure until the fax arrived and the adviser did not ask for the fax to be sent.

Schools-bullying

MS GALLAGHER: Last week in question time Mrs Dunne asked me a question about a teacher at Campbell High School. There have been discussions with Mrs Dunne outside the chamber but I can inform the Assembly that I have been provided with advice on the matter.

An independent investigator was appointed to conduct an investigation into the claims of bullying and harassment by an executive teacher. The matter is a complex one and involves interpersonal issues between a number of staff members. These issues arise from time to time in many workplaces. Counselling opportunities have been provided to each staff member involved through the Department of Education and Training's employee assistance program providers, Davidson Trahaire.

Two of the complainants are on graduated return to work programs, for reasons not related to these allegations. From what I have seen and the advice I have been given, I am satisfied that due process has been followed. But in the interests of natural justice for all parties concerned, I do not believe that it is appropriate for matters of this kind to be raised in the Assembly. I am more than happy to assist members if they come to my office.

Territory plan-variation No 241

Papers and statement

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): I present the following papers:

Land (Planning And Environment) Act-Approval of Variation No 241 to the Territory Plan-Aged care facility, additional urban open space and expansion of Gossan Hill Nature Park, South Bruce, dated 24 August 2004, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

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

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, draft variation No 241 changes the territory plan map to respond to the relocation of Jaeger Circuit by replacing the urban open space and residential land use policies on a small part of blocks 1, 2 and 3, section 21 Bruce with the community facility land use policy. It expands the Gossan Hill Nature Reserve by replacing the community facility land use policy covering the northern part of block 4, section 4 Bruce with the hills, ridges and buffer areas land use policy, and replaces the residential land use policy over the remainder of blocks 1 and 3, section 21 Bruce with the urban open space land use policy.


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