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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 1 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 138..


25 Nov 06

700-1800

Staff shortage

11 hrs rolling lockdown (see note below)

4 Dec 06

700-1800

Staff shortage

11 hrs rolling lockdown (see note below)

8 Dec 06

1040-1250

Staff shortage (15 staff rostered, 11 staff attended)

2 hrs 10 mins

13 Dec 06

700-830

Staff shortage

1 hr 30 mins

14 Dec 06

700-830

Staff shortage

1 hr 30 mins

14 Dec 06

1035-1530

Staff shortage

4 hrs 55 mins

N.B For lockdowns exceeding 6 hrs, detainees are permitted outside their cells periodically.

Office of Regulatory Services

(Question No 1441)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, on 12 December 2006:

(1) How many positions have been lost in establishing the Office of Regulatory Services;

(2) Which areas have lost positions in this restructure and how many positions has each area lost;

(3) What level of savings has this restructure achieved so far;

(4) What work is no longer being performed as a result of the restructure;

(5) What impact has this restructure had on the regulatory burden on small business and on processing times for various tasks.

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

(1) Currently a total of 25 positions are unoccupied within the Office of Regulatory Services that will not be filled in the future. All positions proposed not to be filled were either vacant as at 1 July 2006 or have become vacant as a result of voluntary staff movements.

(2) The Registrar-General's Office has reduced staff numbers by 3; The Office of Fair Trading has reduced staff numbers by 7; ACT WorkCover has reduced staff numbers by 7; Parking Operations has reduced staff numbers by 6; and 2 other positions forming part of the Office of Regulatory Services on its establishment have since been removed from the structure.

(3) Staff reductions, program changes and resource efficiencies have delivered budget savings of $1.9 million this year.

(4) No activities have been ceased as a result of the establishment of the Office of Regulatory Services.

(5) It is not believed that the regulatory burden for small business has increased due to the establishment of the Office of Regulatory Services. While the immediate impact of


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