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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1517..


(3) Is the time for release listed above the original release date or is it a rescheduled date;

(4) If the release of the State of the Territory Report has been delayed, why has it been delayed.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. As I have stated previously, a report with a sustainability focus will be produced this year.

2, 3 & 4 The ACT community and the Sustainability Expert Reference Group have signalled their enthusiasm to be involved in the development of sustainability reporting indicators. The involvement of the community and the Sustainability Expert Reference Group in this process will lead to better reporting outcomes, however this requires that an extended period be given to indicator development. Accordingly, I expect that the report will now be completed by the end of this year.

Public Service-early retirements

(Question No 589)

Mr Smyth asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 3 April 2003:

In relation to public service early retirements:

(1) A new study has found that up to a quarter of Commonwealth public servants will retire in the next five years. Can the Chief Minister advise whether the ACT Government has undertaken a similar study to that undertaken by the Commonwealth Government, if so, where the results can be found, if not, will the government consider undertaking such a study;

(2) Has the Government undertaken any work that reveals how many public servants are considering retiring in the next five years;

(3) Has the Government undertaken any work that reveals how many of the following public servants are considering retiring in the next five years:

a. teachers;

b. nurses;

c. salaried medical officers;

d. sworn police officers.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government undertook a study into the retirement intentions of all ACT public servants aged 45 years or over as at the end of June 2002, who were covered by the Public Sector Management Act and whose records were stored on the Perspect Human Resources system. This was a total of 5,362 staff. Copies of the full report


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