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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2258..


(4) How many of these positions will be advertised internationally between 2 April 2009 and 30 June 2009, and what is the proposed expenditure for these advertisements.

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

(1) Nil.

(2) There were 15 temporary employees within Disability ACT and Housing ACT who did not have their contract of employment renewed during the period 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009. The reasons for the non-renewal of these contracts ranged from staff resignations; transfers to casual contract; maternity leave and moving interstate.

(3) There were 30 unfilled vacancies within Disability ACT and Housing ACT as at 31 March 2009. At least 23 of these vacancies should have the recruitment action completed and the positions filled by 30 June 2009.

(4) Nil.

ACT public service—positions

(Question No 203)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) How many people in your Department have been retrenched or made redundant from 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009, and what was the reason for these retrenchments or redundancies.

(2) How many temporary employees in your Department have not had their contracts renewed from 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009, and what was the reason for the failure to renew contracts.

(3) How many unfilled vacancies exist in your Department as at 31 March 2009, and how many positions does your Department intend to fill between 2 April 2009 and 30 June 2009.

(4) How many of these positions will be advertised internationally between 2 April 2009 and 30 June 2009, and what is the proposed expenditure for these advertisements.

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

(1) There have been no employees retrenched or made redundant from 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009.

(2) Between the 1 July 2008 and 31 March 2009, 196 temporary employees of the Department of Education and Training did not have their contracts renewed.

There are a variety of reasons for non-renewal of temporary contacts. The majority result from teachers on temporary contracts being offered permanent employment. Between 1 July 2008 and 31 March 2009, 188 teachers on temporary contract were offered permanent employment. These offers fulfil system wide staffing requirements


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