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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1315..


(1) Has a survey recently been conducted of the ACT Public Service on the issue of bullying and harassment in the workplace; if so, when and what were the results; if not, why not and would the Government consider such a survey across the ACT Public Service;

(2) Given that a survey of the Victorian Public Service found 21% of employees had personally experienced harassment or bullying in the 12 months prior to the survey, is the ACT Government concerned about any similar trends in the ACT Public Service.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) No. The ACT Government is currently considering undertaking a whole-of-government employee survey, which may contain questions relating to bullying and harassment.

(2) The ACT Government is committed to providing workplaces free from harassment and bullying. The code of conduct for employees at section 9 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 requires Government employees to treat other employees with courtesy and not harass other employees.

Traffic infringements—government vehicles

(Question No 1025)

Mrs Burke asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 29 March 2006:

(1) How many ACT Government plated vehicles are currently in use in the Territory;

(2) How many traffic infringement notices were issued to ACT Government plated vehicles in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date;

(3) What was the total amount of those fines accumulated by ACT Government plated vehicles in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date;

(4) How many of the infringements issued to ACT Government plated vehicles in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date were for (i) speeding, (ii) red light camera infringement and (iii) parking infringement;

(5) Is the public servant who is authorised to drive a vehicle responsible for paying any traffic infringement notice; if so, has this always occurred and are there currently any outstanding payments for fines incurred in an ACT Government plated vehicle;

(6) On how many occasions in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date have fines been issued to a public servant but it was not the public servant who was authorised to drive the vehicle that was driving the vehicle at the time the infringement occurred;

(7) What disciplinary action is taken when this situation arises or occurs.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) 1742 (1355 with "200"series numberplates and 387 with "BUS"numberplates).


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