Page 527 - Week 03 - Tuesday, 20 March 1990

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Tuesday, 20 March 1990


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 2.30 pm and read the prayer.



MS FOLLETT: I direct a question to the Chief Minister in his role as the Minister for planning. I understand that on Friday he announced that he had developed an integrated set of planning laws for the ACT. Given that so far the Assembly has been provided with only a third of those laws, and only in a draft form, when can we expect to see the rest of what he claims to be already developed laws?

MR KAINE: When I tabled the first two draft Bills for public discussion I gave a complete timetable, so what is happening with these Bills should not be any surprise to the Leader of the Opposition. I will be tabling the third Bill in the series today. The remainder will be produced progressively within the next two to three weeks.

Members' Salaries

MR STEFANIAK: My question is addressed to the Chief Minister. Members were previously advised that the Remuneration Tribunal's decision could be expected in the week beginning 19 March. Can he inform the Assembly whether the Remuneration Tribunal has made its determination of members' salaries?

MR KAINE: It is a timely question. Only this morning I received the Remuneration Tribunal's determination, and at my desk upstairs I have just signed letters to each member of the Assembly to transmit copies of the determination. They will have them this afternoon. It might be an appropriate time for me to table a copy of the determination and the statement that came with it from the Remuneration Tribunal.

In accordance with the provisions of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, the determination and statement have been forwarded to the Commonwealth Minister for Industrial Relations and will be tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. I propose to discuss with you, Mr Speaker, how best to prepare information for a future electorate allowance and expenses of office allowance, about which the Remuneration Tribunal has declined to make a determination

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