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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 25 November 2014) . . Page.. 3987 ..


MS GALLAGHER: Madam Speaker, I present another set of executive contracts. These documents are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which require the tabling of all director-general and executive contracts and contract variations. Today I present five long-term contracts, eight short-term contracts and 10 contract variations.

On 24 October 2013 I provided the Assembly with a schedule of executive contracts that had not been tabled within the time frame stipulated by the Public Sector Management Act 1994. As I indicated at that time, I was unhappy with the level of noncompliance with the executive contract tabling requirements. I also tasked the ACT public service with conducting a comprehensive audit of all Shared Services data in relation to executive contracts with a view to tabling a further list of any contracts that were identified by that audit.

That work is now complete. Today I table a schedule of 145 executive contracts. None of these are live contracts; they are contracts that have reached their end date or have been superseded by more recent contract arrangements. Accordingly, contracts on this list are for former ACT public sector executives or current executives who have moved to another executive position.

I wish to assure the Assembly that compliance with executive contract tabling requirements is being strictly adhered to and monitored by Shared Services under new administrative measures introduced at the beginning of this year. All executive contracts created under the new arrangement have been tabled within six sitting days of being signed by both parties as per the terms of the Public Sector Management Act. The details of all contracts will be circulated to members.

Assembly resolution—government response

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Regional Development): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace—Report to the Legislative Assembly on the issue of pregnancy discrimination, dated November 2014, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 6 August 2014.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I present the report on pregnancy discrimination in the ACT. The report was prepared in response to a motion moved by Mrs Jones in August 2014, and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Paper

Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:


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