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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4258..


ACT Skills Commission

(Question No 1378)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 November 2006:

(1) What research will the ACT Skills Commission be responsible for during 2006-07;

(2) How much will each piece of research performed by the Commission cost;

(3) If consultants are to conduct the research, how will they be chosen;

(4) When will the research be completed and when will it be published;

(5) What will the ACT Skills Commission do once its research tasks are finished.

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

(1) The Commission's research program will be decided by the Commission, with input from the Government. Decision-making about the make-up of research will commence from 6 December 2006, the date of the first Skills Commission meeting.

(2) See 1.

(3) Where consultants are used, they will be selected according to the requirements of the ACT Government Procurement Guidelines.

(4) See 1.

(5) The ACT Skills Commission has a two year term. The Commission will provide advice to Government on skills policy issues based on research undertaken within the scope of its Terms of Reference.

Immigration—business migrants

(Question No 1379)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 November 2006:

(1) How many potential business migrants sought assistance from the ACT Government during 2005-06;

(2) How many business migrants came to the ACT during 2005-06;

(3) What does the Minister's Department currently do to assist potential business migrants for the ACT;

(4) What criteria do applicants have to meet in order to receive assistance.


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