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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (29 February) . . Page.. 526 ..


MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, I table the following papers:

Information technology - Information Technology Review of the ACT Public Service -

Stage One Report.

Stage Two Report.

Unfortunately, Mr Speaker, we could get only one copy through the picket line.


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Public Service - Enterprise Bargaining

MR MOORE (5.04): It is interesting, Mr Speaker, that Mrs Carnell should say that she could get only one of these documents through the picket line. At lunchtime I saw about 10 booklets, and I believe that there is volume 1 and volume 2, so maybe five or six copies of the tabled version of the report are not here. Perhaps they have gone out over the picket line. One wonders just when it is that the Government can get things across the picket line and when it cannot, and to what extent it suits it or not. Mr Speaker, I would like to finish this sitting by encouraging the Chief Minister to do what she can prior to the next sitting to ensure that the industrial strife that is occurring in the ACT at the moment comes to an end as soon as possible so that workers can get back to their ordinary jobs without having to be involved in bans that affect people.

Public Service - Enterprise Bargaining

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (5.05), in reply: Mr Speaker, we are working on the tunnel out of the building and it should be finished at about 6 o'clock on Saturday night.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 5.05 pm until Tuesday, 26 March 1996, at 10.30 am

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