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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3268..


Reason:

Enabling legislation does not require any more than 3 members in total. Sufficient board members are in place without replacing the departing member.

Consideration of suitable members is continuing following public advertisement consultation. The Board has a quorum with three members. At no point did the board not have a quorum.

i. Consultation with the Commission was required.

ii. This appointment was in a category created as a result of legislative amendment. Time was required to seek suitable candidates in the community. At no time did the Board not have a quorum.

Due date for filling:

The vacancy will not be filled.

Within the next three months.

The appointments have now been made.

Due date for appointees to commence:

The vacancy will not be filled.

From the commencement of the appointment.

i. 9 April 2010

ii. 6 May 2010

(3) Members of these entities are selected for appointment on the basis of their skills, attributes and expertise, or to represent a particular interest group. The provision of training and professional development is a matter for each individual in consultation with each entity.

(4) Not applicable.

Government—appointments

(Question No 738)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on, 23 March 2010:

(1) Which boards, authorities and committees in the Minister's portfolio have vacancies because appointments were not made in time to take over immediately from members whose terms expired as at 17 March 2010.

(2) In relation to each board, authority or committee in the Minister's portfolio with vacancies as at 17 March 2010, (a) how many vacancies were there, (b) for how long have those vacancies continued, (c) why have appointments not been made in time so as to avoid the vacancies, (d) when will the vacancies be filled and (e) when will the appointees take up their appointments.

(3) For each board, authority or committee in the Minister's portfolio during (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 1 July to 31 December 2009, (i) what on-going or professional development training was provided to members, (ii) how much did that training cost, (iii) did any of that training relate directly to the skills required to conduct the particular work of the relevant board, authority or committee and (iv) did all members avail themselves of those training opportunities.

(4) If no training was provided for those members referred to in part (3)(a) to (c), why not.

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


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