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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5271 ..


so, whom, (d) the type of judge the complaint was made in relation to, (e) whom the complaint was received from (i) member of the public, (ii) member of the legal profession, (iii) ACT Attorney-General, and (iv) any other person or body and (f) the status or outcome of the complaint or investigation.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

a) The Judicial Council has advised that the framework of the Judicial Commissions Act does not appear to allow provision of this information for complaints in the current financial year, and accordingly, all of the below answers relate to the period from February 2017 to 30 June 2018.

b) Of the fifteen complaints received, some contained multiple allegations. These complaints included allegations of bias, conflict of interest, delay, discourtesy, inappropriate comments/conduct in the courtroom and failure to give a fair hearing.

c) Under the Judicial Commission Act 1994, the Council has very limited ability to refer complaints to other entities. However, if the Council is approached with a matter that is outside of its jurisdiction, the Council will inform the person of any other available avenues to raise their concerns.

d) Eight complaints were about ACT judges and seven were about ACT magistrates.

e) The Judicial Council has advised that the framework of the Judicial Commissions Act does not appear to allow provision of this information.

f) Thirteen complaints were dismissed under section 35B of the Judicial Commissions Act 1994 while two complaints were wholly or partly substantiated and referred to the head of the relevant jurisdiction (the Chief Justice or the Chief Magistrate) under section 35C of the Act to deal with.

Education—tenure (Question No 1968)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

What was the average tenure or number of years staff worked in roles in (a) ACT government schools and (b) the Education Directorate broken down by (i) job category, (ii) classification and (iii) speciality or field, during each financial year from 2013-14 to date.

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

(i) The average tenure (number of years) staff worked in roles in ACT government schools, broken down by Job Category during each financial year from 2013-14 to date is provided below.

Job Category 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Permanent 10.7 10.8 11.2 11.4 11.4 Temporary 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 Casual 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4


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