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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 2195..


MR GENTLEMAN (continuing):

I could stand here all day and talk about the recommendations I could not support, but there are many parts of the report that I do support. There were many hearing dates open to the public, and in those hearings many community members and unions raised issues relating to the employment terms of employees in the ACT public sector. The committee has made recommendations with regard to this that I support.

There are issues with regard to the continuation of the Rally of Canberra. As you are aware, I have a close association with rallying, and this event is something I cherish. It is a chance for the world to see our backyard, a chance to experience the ACT at its best, a chance to, I believe, recognise motor sport enthusiasts, tourists and over 480 volunteers attached to this event. So I am sure it is no surprise that I support recommendations 54 and 55.

As I have stated, there are many areas that I have supported and those that I have not in my additional comments. I hope members take the time to read those comments. I suggest that recommendations in the major report Nos 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, 39, 40, 44, 63, 68 and 73 not be agreed to.

Finally, I recommend that the Assembly support the Appropriation Bill 2006-2007. I wish to thank my staff for the fantastic effort they put in, and also Sandra Lilburn. I believe she has done a remarkable job.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to Ms MacDonald for this sitting period 15-17 August 2006.

Adjournment

Motion by (Mr Corbell ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Death of Mr Fred Stauder

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (6.00): I rise tonight to pay my respects to Mr Fred Stauder, who sadly passed away in Melbourne on 21 July 2006. Among other things, Fred Stauder was the owner of Dollar Sweets, a Melbourne business that during the mid-1980s became involved in an industrial dispute that was to change the face of industrial relations in Australia.

Dollar Sweets was not a large corporation. It was established by Fred's father in 1947 and by 1985 it had employed 27 people on above-award wages. At the time of the dispute I was the chief executive officer of the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australia


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