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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . .

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Ministers—code of conduct

MRS JONES: My question is to the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing and Gaming. Minister, have you been asked by the CFMEU to act contrary to the ministerial code of conduct?

MR GENTLEMAN: No.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, has any member of your staff ever been asked by the CFMEU to act contrary to the ministerial code of conduct?

MR GENTLEMAN: No, I have not been informed of any member of my staff being approached in such a manner.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, has any public servant in the agencies under your control ever been asked by the CFMEU or one of their agents to act contrary to the code of conduct of the ACT public service?

MR GENTLEMAN: No, not that I am aware of.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, have you or your staff ever been asked by a union to act contrary to the ministerial code of conduct?

MR GENTLEMAN: Not in my time as a minister or member of this place.

Trade unions—CFMEU

MR COE: My question is to the Chief Minister. The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption recommended that the secretary of the ACT branch of the CFMEU should be referred to the Director-General of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate in order that consideration may be given to whether he should be charged with and prosecuted for intimidating an inspector contrary to section 190 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Chief Minister, have you had any verbal or written briefing from your directorate concerning this matter, and if so, when?

MR BARR: Yes, not long after the referral from the royal commission.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, have you given your directorate any verbal or written direction concerning this matter? If so, when, and what was it?


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