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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 121 ..

MRS CARNELL (continuing):

interim determinations, although determinations made by the Remuneration Tribunal must be tabled. As indicated yesterday, I am prepared to table this interim determination to avoid speculation about chief executive or executive salaries. The interim determination will only remain in place pending further consideration by the new ACT Remuneration Tribunal. I table the determination. I inform members that the Remuneration Tribunal membership has been announced.


MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, on 28 December 1995 I wrote to Mr Wood, providing him with further information relating to an answer concerning question on notice No. 97. The question sought information on the cost of the Stein inquiry. I seek leave to incorporate the letter in Hansard.

Leave granted.

Document incorporated at Appendix 2.


MR WHITECROSS (3.22): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion that is being circulated in my name relating to information to be tabled by the Minister for Urban Services.

Leave granted.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I move:

That this Assembly directs the Minister for Urban Services to table in the Assembly by the close of business today the records of usage of individual ACTION bus services which were collected using the new magnetic ticketing machines.

The motion requires the Minister to do what I asked him to do in question time and what he steadfastly refused to do, choosing instead to make amusing political points about the transport workers having bans on ACTION buses, including bans on the collection of fares. The Government can do things the easy way or they can do things the hard way. In this case Mr De Domenico has chosen to do things the hard way. A member who asks for information is entitled to get that information. If Mr De Domenico wishes to treat members with contempt and to treat question time with disrespect, I think it falls to the Assembly to take charge of its own affairs and to direct the Minister to provide the information that has been requested.

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