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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 4505..


(2) In relation to parts (1)(a) and (c), who makes that decision or exercises that authority or delegation.

(3) In relation to a newly appointed Executive, and in the absence of a signed and written contract under section 72 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, what authority, delegation, regulation or process is used to (a) determine salary level from 1.1 to 3.12, (b) determine the contract start date and (c) initiate salary payments.

(4) In relation to parts (3)(a) and (c), who makes that decision or exercises that authority or delegation.

(5) Did the Solicitor General's advice, referred to by the Minister in the Assembly on 19 September 2013 concerning the legal status of employment of Executives, address the issue of the legality of the approval process by which Executives were engaged prior to signing contracts; if so, what was that advice.

(6) Did the Solicitor General provide advice concerning the legal status of employment of Executives engaged without a contract; if so, what was that advice.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) and (3) Remuneration for each executive salary level is determined annually by the Remuneration Tribunal. The date employment commences is negotiated between the parties and recorded in the contract. The offer and acceptance of appointment provides authority to pay salary, and can be evidenced in forms including a signed brief or salary election form.

(2) and (4) Executive job sizes are determined by Mercer. Pay rates for those job sizes are set by the Remuneration Tribunal. Directors-general are (since 2011) engaged by the Head of Service following a merit selection process.

(5) The advice provided by the Solicitor-General is reflected in my statements to the Assembly.

(6) The advice provided by the Solicitor-General is reflected in my statements to the Assembly.

Crime—tyre slashing incidents (Question No 154)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 23 October 2013:

(1) How many tyre slashing incidents have been reported to the police since 2001 within the inner-south suburbs, particularly Narrabundah and Griffith.

(2) How many incidents were reported in each year between 2001 and 2013 in (a) Narrabundah, (b) Griffith and (c) other suburbs in the inner south.

(3) In relation to the suburbs outlined in part (2), (a) in what street(s) did each of these incidents take place and (b) how many tyres were damaged in each of these incidents.


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