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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (2 September) . . Page.. 2918..


Payment to Former Director of Quamby

(Question No. 195)

Mr Wood asked the Minister for Education, upon notice, on 2 September 1999:

What redundancy or other payments were made to the former director of Quamby on his departure from the department.

Mr Stefaniak: The answer to Mr Wood's question is:

While public service salaries are not private, being a matter of public record, the actual amounts paid to an individual on separation are particular to that individual and thus restricted for privacy reasons.

On his retirement the former director of Quamby was paid in accordance with the award provisions and legislation applying to redundancy. The Australian Public Service Redeployment and Retirement (Redundancy) Award 1987 provides for severance payment at the rate of 2 weeks for every year of eligible service, to a maximum of 48 weeks' salary. The Workplace Relations Act 1995 sets out periods of notice, or payment in lieu, and in this case the prescribed notice period was 5 weeks.

The former director of Quamby was also paid final entitlements including salary owed, and payment in lieu of accrued recreation leave, leave loading and long service leave.


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