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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 6 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1901..


offence or other breach of the relevant laws. Investigations will often involve differing accounts of events, lack of full disclosure of documentary evidence and a range of lines of enquiry and defences that need to be explored.

In matters where all parties cooperate and fully disclose information, matters can be resolved in a relatively short period. However, in many cases investigators have to use formal information gathering powers, take witness statements, interview persons of interest, undertake recorded inspections etc to fully investigate matters.

Once investigated, decisions are made as to how best to enforce the law and in some cases rectify unlawful work. This in turn requires a show cause process to people and entities who have allegedly breached the law and final orders made and/or prosecution briefs prepared. In turn, enforcement functions are also reviewable by ACAT and the Supreme Court.

Questions without notice taken on notice

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—managing director

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 21 March 2013): Mr Sullivan has been the Managing Director of ACTEW Corporation since 2008. In setting his remuneration the ACTEW Board engaged the services of Egan Associates to provide professional advice on an appropriate remuneration package. In providing that advice Egan Associates benchmarked his position against 70 companies of a comparable scale and concluded that as a government owned business enterprise the package should be contained below the market median. According to advice provided by ACTEW, 90% of the Chief Executives included in the sample of 70 companies are paid more than Mr Sullivan.

The remuneration of the other ACTEW senior executives and management team are determined by the Managing Director with guidance from independent external reviews and in accordance with the Territory-owned Corporations Act 1990 are reported in the ACTEW Annual Report.

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—management

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Seselja on Wednesday, 10 April 2013): Since I became a Voting Shareholder in the ACTEW Corporation in 2006, and apart from the normal Annual General meetings, there has been only one other General Meeting of ACTEW members which was held on 8 August 2012.

The topics on the Agenda for that meeting were:

1. Notice of Meeting.

2. Minutes of the Seventeenth Annual General Meeting held on 19 September 2011.

3. Special Resolution to amend the Constitution to increase the number of Board members from seven to eight.

4. Other Business.


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