Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 710..
General Notices are authorised for distribution by a senior executive of the relevant government agency in accordance with those criteria. Notices from time to time cover the operations, services or initiatives of Territory owned or controlled entities.
The matters raised in question time on 25 February relate to casual food and beverage staff at GIO Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval, and a production forming part of the Canberra Theatre Centre's subscription program.
GIO Canberra Stadium is a Territory owned facility. I am advised that VIPeople supply contract casual staff to the venue caterer at GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval for major event days and have been involved in the provision of casual event staff in relation to Territory venues and events since 2009.
There are no commercial arrangements or financial endorsements in place between the ACT Government and VIP People. I understand that approval of the notice was given on the basis that it supports the operations of GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval.
The Canberra season of the relevant production received some financial support from the Canberra Theatre Centre, which is owned and managed by the Cultural Facilities Corporation.
Historically notices have also been used for promotion of charitable initiatives such as the Colour Run and Boundless Playground.
The ACT Public Service's (ACTPS) employment framework provides for ACTPS employees to seek approval for secondary employment. This discretion to approve second jobs is exercised in circumstances where the Head of Service (or their delegate) is satisfied that the proposed second job:
• is consistent with the employee's primary obligations to the ACTPS and the discharge of their official duties and responsibilities; and
• does not give rise to a real or perceived conflict of interest.
I am advised that these considerations are reinforced via the values, behaviours and ethics framework which governs the conduct of members of the ACTPS and in particular, through guidance on the management of conflicts of interest.
The approval of secondary employment is also managed in accordance with the obligations on the ACTPS that arise in relation to the work health and safety of its staff (including in relation to fatigue).
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to supplementary questions by Mr Smyth on Tuesday, 25 February 2014): Defects which require remedial work result from either;
• product failure which may affect a large proportion of the area of a site or sites; or
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