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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 4 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 1115..


Omit paragraphs (1) and (2), substitute:

"(1) notes:

(a) the significant reforms completed by the ACT Government to secure improved access to justice and reduce delays in the ACT courts, including:

(i) increased Magistrates Court civil and criminal jurisdiction;

(ii) bail and judge-alone trial reforms;

(iii) the implementation of a single registry;

(iv) a case management and listing review; and

(v) support for the Supreme Court's introduction of a docket case management system;

(b) the success of last year's 'blitz' on criminal and civil proceedings in bringing forward and disposing of a large proportion of civil and criminal matters and enabling other matters to be listed sooner;

(c) the further resources being made available to the court, including $9.5 million in the 2012-2013 Budget to develop a new case management system to facilitate the efficient operation of the courts and $2.2 million, allocated over four years to introduce an ACT sentencing database;

(d) that further upcoming initiatives include reforming arrangements for handling judicial complaints and establishing an industrial magistrates court; and

(e) that the ACT Government will continue to work with the courts to facilitate the timely delivery of justice and report back to the Assembly on this issue in 12 months.".

Sitting suspended from 12.30 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—managing director

MR HANSON: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, what process does the ACTEW Corporation board follow to assess and approve the remuneration package for the managing director, and does the managing director exclude himself from that process, including the approval process?

MR BARR: In terms of the second part of the question, yes, the managing director does exclude himself from such a process. The ACTEW board has a remuneration committee. That committee seeks guidance in terms of salary setting, both in terms of

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