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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 803..


(5) The collection was a day late due to driver absenteeism.

(6) No - provided missed collections are completed by the following working day.

(7) This is an issue between the contractors and their employees. However, current collection contracts finish in late April 2003 and the new contract should overcome existing problems with service delivery.

ACTTAB staff numbers

(Question No 463)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer:

Further to the Treasurer's answer to Question on notice number 377 that all of ACTTAB's 35 permanent and 32 casual staff will be relocated to Gungahlin:

a) Why are these numbers, at 67, down from the 144 staff quoted by you(a) in your newsletter to Gungahlin residents 'Delivering for Gungahlin' late last year;

b) Was the balance of 77 staff sacked, and if not why was the 144 staff figure originally quoted.

Note: (a) The newsletter referred to was distributed by the Planning Minister, Mr Corbell.

Mr Quinlan: The answers to the Members' questions are as follows:

a) The Government was advised by ACTTAB that the number of staff employed at the Dickson Head office was 144, and comprised 33 permanent staff and 111 casual staff. These figures were used by Mr Corbell as the basis for his newsletter.

ACTTAB now advises that the figure for casual staff previously advised included all casual staff employed by ACTTAB across Canberra, not just those at the Dickson Head Office.

The figures I included in my response to Question on Notice 377, which includes 32 casual staff at the Head Office, have been confirmed by ACTTAB as being correct.

b) As above


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