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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1198..


(4) The Construction Industry Advisory Group is an industry advisory body, created to provide WorkSafe with advice on its regulatory approach. The Group focuses more on operational matters, as opposed to the Work Safety Council, which focuses on more strategic and legislative matters. Whether and when the final outcome of the investigation into the Gungahlin Drive Extension Bridge will be discussed by that group will depend on issues such as whether the final report will be referred to the DPP for prosecution of one or more parties. Some issues which arose from that event and which have been the subject of discussion in the public arena have already been discussed by the Group.

(5) It will be up to that Group to decide what, if any, recommendations to make to WorkSafe in relation to this matter.

(6) Following the amalgamation of the Office of the OHS Commissioner with Workcover to form WorkSafe ACT, it was seen as administratively expeditious to combine the Annual Reports for these two areas. WorkSafe ACT is an administrative unit of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate and it is appropriate that the activities of WorkSafe be included in the directorate's Annual report.

Long Service Leave Authority—long service leave (Question No 2000)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 14 February 2012:

(1) In relation to the 2010-11 annual report of the Long Service Leave Authority, what was the average length of service of deregistered workers in each industry.

(2) Of the number of deregistered workers in each industry, how many received long service payments under the respective portable long service leave schemes.

(3) What was the average amount of long service leave paid to workers in each industry.

(4) How much notice of the increased levy rate was given to the construction industry.

(5) What was the response of the industry to the new rate.

(6) Why was an increase required when at page 6 it was noted that the contributions received in 2010-11 were 28.53% higher than for 2009-10.

(7) For how long will the Authority blame the global financial crisis (GFC) for the performance of its investment portfolios.

(8) What has the Authority done to mitigate the impact of the GFC on its investment portfolios.

(9) What was the aged analysis of other creditors and accruals as to current, that is, within agreed terms of trade, (a) 0 to 30, (b) 30-60, (c) 60-90 and (d) more than 90, days overdue, as at 30 June 2011.

(10) For any amounts that were overdue, was interest paid to the creditors; if so, how much; if not, why not.


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