Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 March 2010) . . Page.. 1288 ..


executive has done a number of them herself. The reason why you actually go and do workforce culture surveys is so that you can get an understanding of the different working environments and use that information to change or to address issues. But my understanding, and I will correct the Assembly—

Opposition members interjecting—

Ms Hunter: I would like to listen to the answer.

MS GALLAGHER: Well, they do not want to—

Mr Seselja: There you go: Meredith is in to bat for you, even if—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Ms Gallagher has the floor.

MS GALLAGHER: This is so juvenile, the way you conduct yourself in—

Mr Seselja: Why won’t you answer the question?

MS GALLAGHER: I am trying to answer the question, Mr Seselja, if it were not for you and your little gang of little boys that want to come down here and muck around. You do realise that this is the parliament of the ACT—the parliament. You are elected to do a job, and the way that you conduct yourself every question time is appalling.

Opposition members interjecting—

Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Stop the clocks, Clerk. Mr Hanson.

Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker, on a point of order as to relevance, a debate about whether we recognise that this is the parliament is not relevant. I would ask the minister to get to the answer which is about not just simply tabling the culture survey but also providing the Assembly with a result in terms of whether you can advise if bullying and harassment was identified as an issue. That was the question, and she has not answered that part of the question.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, I am prepared to uphold the point of order but I expect you and your colleagues to then listen to the answer and not ask more questions as the minister proceeds. Minister, the question.

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will not table it but I will check the information around commercial-in-confidence because, as I recall, last time that I was asked this, that was the advice I was given. In relation to a presentation that I could provide to the Assembly, I will look further into that about what information I can provide. Individual workplaces—there has been a general presentation and then there are individual presentations across workplaces.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, a supplementary?


Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video