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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2564..


APPENDIX 2: Incorporated in Hansard on 22 November 1995 at page 2287.

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FOR THE
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE TAKEN ON NOTICE

Mr ConnoIly - Asked the Minister for Industrial Relations a Supplementary Question to a Question Taken Without Notice on 21 November 1995

Supplementary Question:

1. What is the cost of the Houlihan consultancy;

2. How was Mr Houlihan selected; and

3. Will you table the Terms of Reference for that selection.

Mr De Domenico - My answer is:

1. The consultancy is expected to be for a short period of some 2-3 months and is dependent upon the number of days. Total cost is expected to be in the order of $20,000 - $25,000.

2. In determining who to engage, discussions were held with two other consultant firms. Five other organisations known to provide general industrial relations advice were considered but not specifically contacted.

3. Terms of Reference include:

. Provision of advice on general strategic directions or industrial relations issues including:

. implications of AIRC decisions

. analysis of Industrial Relations developments

. strategic approach to dispute resolution

. Provision of advice on the strategic direction of enterprise bargaining in the public sector including:

. strategic focus

. information and consultation arrangements with staff

. Provision of advice on agency specific reform agendas and possible productivity improvement measures.


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