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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3018..


MS FOLLETT (continuing):

Our committee system has been a very strong feature of our particular model of representative government. By taking on a substantive reference which involves a lot of work in relation to people with disabilities we are reflecting the best of our committee system and providing to the community an opportunity, which many of them will not have had before, to have a say in this important matter. Again I commend the motion to the Assembly and I repeat that I will not be opposing Ms Tucker's amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - STANDING COMMITTEE
Reference - Remuneration Tribunal Legislation

MS TUCKER (11.15): I ask for leave of the Assembly to amend my motion in the terms circulated.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That the Standing Committee on Public Accounts:

(1) inquire into and report on the Remuneration Tribunal Bill 1995 and the Remuneration Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 1995 with particular reference to:

(a) the need for such bills, given the existence in Canberra of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal;

(b) the possible mechanisms to link public office holder and contract employee salaries and conditions to the salaries and conditions of permanent ACT public sector employees to avoid wage blow-outs at the senior executive levels; and

(c) any other related matters;

(2) report to the Assembly by the last sitting day of March 1996 and, on the presentation of the report to the Assembly, resumption of debate on the question `That this Bill be agreed to in principle' be set down as an order of the day for the next sitting for each of the Bills.


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