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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 July 2010) . . Page.. 3270 ..


(3) How many vacancies are currently carried on each body and how long have those vacancies remained unfilled.

(4) When will the vacancies referred to in part (3) be filled.

(5) What is the remuneration of each member of each body, annual or per diem as appropriate.

(6) What are the allowances of each member of each body.

(7) Which members of each body are required to travel to Canberra in order to participate in meetings.

(8) What is the cost, on average, per body meeting for those members to travel to Canberra to attend body meetings.

(9) Why was each member referred to in part (7) appointed to the body in preference to seeking local members.

(10) What was the total remuneration, allowances and travel costs paid to body members in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date.

(11) Do any members of each body have the use of a government vehicle; if so, (a) on what basis, (b) at what cost, and (c) did the member privately garage the vehicle.

(12) Is the use of a government vehicle included as part of a remuneration determination by the Remuneration Tribunal; if not, who authorised it.

(13) How often does each body meet and what is the average length of meetings.

(14) Does each body ever meet outside Canberra; if so, (a) why, (b) how often and (c) at what cost.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) My portfolio includes a large number of boards, committees and councils. These include statutory and non-statutory bodies. The functions of the statutory bodies are set out in statute and the instruments of appointment are generally available on the Legislation Register.

(2) The instruments of appointment for statutory positions, which include the names of appointees, their position, and the expiry date of the appointment, are generally available on the Legislation Register. Information on many boards and committees is also included in the Annual Report of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

(3) The member should note that enabling legislation for statutory boards and committees may prescribe requirements for composition and membership, including a minimum member number, or a range, of members rather than a fixed number of members for constitution of the entity. A statutory board or committee that does not have the maximum number of members does not necessarily have a vacancy. I am advised that vacancies currently exist on the Sentence Administration Board and that these vacancies have existed since 17 February 2010.


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