Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (29 February) . . Page.. 497 ..
MRS CARNELL (continuing):
There are a number of very good programs operating where people go into schools and explain their own situation or their own experiences. I am not ruling out any of those, but I believe that drug education has to start early and has to be part of our curriculum. It means that we have to make sure that our teachers are part of that process; that they are well trained; that they know what they are doing; and that our kids come through the system, not just for three months, not just with someone coming in once a week or once a month. This must be part of the way they grow up.
I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. In the course of question time a supplementary question was asked by Mr Berry and you made a comment or a ruling - I am not sure which, because you did not actually rule the supplementary question out of order - under standing order 117(b)(iv), I believe, that Mr Berry's supplementary question was out of order as it contained an imputation. It is my view that that was not the case, with respect, Mr Speaker. Would you examine that matter in the Hansard and report back on it?
MR SPEAKER: Certainly, I undertake to do that.
Legislative Assembly Members' Superannuation Payments and Members' Staff Allowances and Severance Payments
MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, Auditor-General's Report No. 1 of 1996, Legislative Assembly Members' Superannuation Payments and Members' Staff Allowances and Severance Payments.
Motion (by Mr Humphries), by leave, agreed to:
That the Assembly authorises the publication of Auditor-General's Report No. 1 of 1996.
MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (3.16): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, and pursuant to section 30 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, I present copies of each contract made with chief executives, and I move:
That the Assembly takes note of the papers.
Mr Speaker, I present the first set of executive contracts. The Government has initiated a number of significant service-wide reforms, including the customer commitment program, a complete overhaul of financial management, and the review of public sector workers compensation arrangements. These executive contracts are central to this reform program. They reflect the Government's view that reform must begin at the top.