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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2330..


MS FOLLETT (continuing):

It is appropriate that I also mention, Mr Speaker, that a former ACT Fleet senior mechanical engineer - now retired - Mr Mizgalski, wrote to you, Mr Speaker, to advise that, while he was not the whistleblower concerned with the disclosure relating to the hire or purchase of heavy equipment, he believed the Department of Urban Services had ascribed to him responsibility for the purchase of road-rollers, the subject of one of the allegations. Mr Speaker referred Mr Mizgalski's letter to the committee. Mr Mizgalski was able to substantiate that the purchase of a road-roller had been made without his knowledge, and that he had not been involved in the hiring of another. The committee satisfied itself that there is no evidence which would indicate that the matters concerned in the allegations can in any part be attributed to Mr Mizgalski's actions. The allegations were laid against the management staff and not the engineers.

The two cases have shown the value of the responsible disclosure of mismanagement of public funds and assets, and the committee commends the actions and motives of those persons who made the disclosures. They have led directly to improvements to public sector management procedures.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

EXECUTIVE BUSINESS - PRECEDENCE

Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to:

That Executive business be called on.

DAYS OF MEETING

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (11.35): I move:

That, unless the Speaker fixes an alternative day or hour of meeting on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members, or the Assembly otherwise orders, the Assembly shall meet as follows for 1996:

February 20 21 22

27 28 29

March 26 27 28

April 16 17 18

May 14 15 16

21 22 23

June 18 19 20

25 26 27


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