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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 2690 ..


Workforce Statistical Report

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, my question without notice is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, in June 1995 you tabled the ACT Government workforce statistical report, which you described as "a new document replacing the former quarterly staffing statistics", and you said that in 1995-96, the financial year that has already ended, the workforce statistical report would be available every six months. Given that this is the last we have seen of this report, and given that you have finally graced us with the health statistics that Mr Berry was asking for, when will you provide these statistics, and what have you got to hide?

MRS CARNELL: Mr Whitecross will be pleased to know that I signed off the workforce statistics this week, so I would be very hopeful of having them into the Assembly next week. It is the last six months, January to June.

MR WHITECROSS: January to June. So, Mr Speaker, the six-monthly statistics come in every 12 months now, do they? When will they be available?

MRS CARNELL: I just said that. I said that I signed them off this week, so they would be available in the Assembly next week.

Mr Whitecross: You signed them off today?

MRS CARNELL: No, I signed them off. That means that they have to go to Cabinet and then they could be tabled in the Assembly next week.

Mr Whitecross: Next week?

MRS CARNELL: That is right.

Public Sector - Job Cuts

MR WOOD: My question is to the Chief Minister, and it follows other questions of a similar nature that I have asked. Chief Minister, will you confirm that the strategic research branch of the Office of Financial Management has prepared a report on the impact of the Commonwealth public sector cuts on the ACT? Will you advise the Assembly of the detail of the content of this report?

MRS CARNELL: Again, it is very difficult to finalise the impact of public sector cuts that we simply have no final details on, Mr Wood. How could you possibly do that?

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