Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 37 ..
Ms Tucker: You might have had a fruit shop and a butcher shop and all these other small shops.
MR HUMPHRIES: You can have those things. There is another 1,000 square metres of shops in that area, and people will be able to take up those shops. If Ms Horodny is saying that we should not have let it be developed by one enterprise, the problem with that is that you have to have someone to build the shopping centre. You could have had sites next to each other on which individual people could build; but that would not meet the objective, which sometimes came from the Labor Party, that we needed to get these shops on line early. You cannot say, "You can build the supermarket and you can build the fruit shop next-door and you can build the newsagent". There would be builders everywhere; there would be different processes happening at different times. It does not make any sense. For a centre such as that you have to have a single development. You can then sublet the shops if you want to, and you also get other community facilities being built as part of the process. That, I think, is a process long used in the Territory and a very good one.
MR WOOD: My question is to the Chief Minister and is about the role of the Remuneration Tribunal. Chief Minister, will the tribunal be able to review the original determinations and to make lower determinations if it should come to the view that the original decision was exorbitant?
MRS CARNELL: The Remuneration Tribunal obviously will look at senior executive salaries, as the Remuneration Tribunal will look at our salaries, in an appropriate fashion.
MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, that was not an answer to the question. Chief Minister, has it the capacity to review and to reduce the determinations you made?
MRS CARNELL: The people who are on contracts obviously are on contracts for a period of time, but at the end of that contractual arrangement they will be able to have their salaries reduced.
MS TUCKER: My question is to Mrs Carnell in her capacity as Minister for Health and Community Care. Mrs Carnell, during the debates on Kippax and Melba health centres we heard you say repeatedly that your Government was not cutting services. It has been brought to my attention that the community division social work position for Melba, which has been located in the Belconnen Health Centre since early 1995, may no longer be filled, and that the other social work position located in the Belconnen Health Centre is also presently unfilled and may not be filled for two months. In light of increasing demands for these services in Belconnen and Gungahlin and the important preventative