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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1360..


MR WOOD: I will make this statement, Mr Speaker: my DLO in Housing, as all former DLOs, is much respected. This officer had a long and amicable conversation with the tenant in question earlier this week, in which valuable information and advice were given. The officer asked the tenant to ring back if she was unable to access the support service that we believed she needed.

To the best of my knowledge, no-one in my office has spoken to a carer, any carer. My office's only knowledge of a carer is in the information Mrs Burke passed on to my office today. No-one in my office has hung up on anyone associated with the case. In fact, the officer concerned has been trying to contact the tenant in order to ensure that she had access to the appropriate legal support services.

Mrs Burke can attack me, but I do not think that it is appropriate-I am sure all members will concur-or acceptable to attack a public servant, particularly a public servant who does such a wonderful job.

MRS BURKE: Under standing order 46, I seek leave to make a statement on a point of clarification.

Leave granted.

MRS BURKE: I actually did say, for the information of the Chief Minister, who seems to be well up on it, "Why did your office hang up?"

Mr Stanhope: Just apologise.

MRS BURKE: This is none of your business; it is the minister's. We will talk, not you.

Paper

Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

People, Place, Prosperity: a policy for sustainability in the ACT.

Report of the review of Public Sector Management Act 1994

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for the Environment): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Sector Management Act-Report of the review of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, dated February 2003-Prepared by the Commissioner for Public Administration.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.


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