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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 3641..


(2) ACT WorkCover does not have substantive evidence suggesting any general trend among ACT private sector employers to change their structures and employment arrangements to reduce or avoid workers compensation payments.

(3) No. See answer to question 2.

Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Fund

(Question No 1322)

Mr Berry asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 17 October 2006:

(1) In relation to the Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Fund, are (a) Jaazacorp, (b) Cumire, (c) Karli Investments and (d) Empire Cleaning Services registered employers under the Long Service Leave (Contract Cleaning Industry) Act 1999;

(2) Do any of the companies listed in part (1) have any outstanding payments owed to the fund; if so, (a) how much is owed, (b) for how many employees and (c) for what period;

(3) Does the fund anticipate recovering any outstanding debts; if not, will the employees be disadvantaged;

(4) If employees are not disadvantaged, how will the fund cover any payments owed to the employees.

Mr Barr

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

(1) Yes, Jaazacorp, Cumire and Karli Investments are (or have been) registered with the Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Authority. Empire Cleaning Services was the trading name of Jaazacorp and is not, as such, registered with the Authority.

(2) The following details are provided:

Jaazacorp

a) $3,313

b) 27 employees

c) until 31 December 2002

Cumire

a) $3,002.60

b) 30 employees

c) March and June 2004 quarterly returns

Karli Investments

a) $1,500

(estimated debt)

b) 25 employees

c) June 2006 quarterly return not yet submitted

(3) The LSL Authority has written off the debts for Jaazacorp and Cumire. Karli Investments have indicated that they will pay the outstanding amount and the Authority will endeavour to recover this debt. However, if funds are not recovered, this will not impact an employee's ability to receive entitlements at a later time.

(4) The fund absorbs the debt from the accumulated contributions collected from employers.


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