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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4706 ..

MS FOLLETT (continuing):

We are leading into summer festivities. We are leading into events like Summernats where large crowds of people will gather, and the Opposition is pleased that its approach is being carried forward by this Government.

Nowhere in his comments did Mr Connolly mention the three-tier offence structure for liquor offences, although he did mention other initiatives that were being carried forward.

Mr Humphries: He did not mention anything specific, but he endorsed the package.

MS FOLLETT: He did not endorse the package. Secondly, Mr Speaker, I would like to say that on a matter like this it may surprise members to know that there is no reason in the world why Mr Connolly and I would not have had different views. This is not a matter that forms part of the Labor Party's policy. This is not a matter which Labor in opposition has decided amongst ourselves to pre-endorse - - -

Mr Humphries: That was the point I was making.

MS FOLLETT: Mr Connolly could well have had some different views, but on the evidence that Mr Connolly has put into the record and that Mr Humphries has quoted that is anything but clear.

Papers and Ministerial Statement

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, for the information of members and pursuant to sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, I present copies of the contracts made with Warren Dickson, David Marshall, Edward Rayment, Len Sorbello - which is a temporary contract - Timothy Spencer and Trevor Wheeler, which is a Schedule D. I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I present the next set of executive contracts. The contracts are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which requires the tabling of all long-term and short-term executive contracts. You will recall that I previously tabled contracts on 21 November 1996.

Today I present five contracts and one Schedule D. Four contracts relate to long-term executive officers and include one from each of the following agencies: The Department of Business, the Arts, Sport and Tourism; the Chief Minister's Department; the Canberra Institute of Technology; and the Department of Health and Community Care. One contract relates to a short-term executive agreement for the office of the director of policy in the Attorney-General's Department pending permanent filling of that position.

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