Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (28 April) . . Page.. 79 ..
MR BERRY (continuing):
One other matter, Mr Speaker, that I find most interesting in this legislative program is that this is a decision that was, I suspect, taken by Cabinet in confidence, either yesterday or at some time previously, and it does, in fact, mention the Minister for Health and Community Care and his legislative program. This is a quite clumsy piece of work because the Government has been able to put forward a program for the Minister for Health and Community Care which the Minister for Health and Community Care has not had any say in. Probably he has not even been consulted as he was appointed only today, according to his letter. So some quite curious management issues seem to be turning up here in the way that the Government develops its legislative program, and how it consults not only with the community but also with its own members.
I would urge Mr Moore to take a quick look at this. He may wish to vary this. It may be one of those matters where he might have to go back to Cabinet and consult. It is just a matter of presentation. The Government is able to present a legislative program for a Minister who was not consulted and was not involved in the process.
Mr Humphries: How do you know?
MR BERRY: The facts are on the table. He was appointed only today.
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present, pursuant to section 6 of the Subordinate Laws Act 1989, subordinate legislation in accordance with the schedule of gazettal notices circulated.
The schedule read as follows:
Legislative Assembly (Members[Otilde] Staff) Act -
Determination pursuant to subsection 11(2) which provides for the continued use of the form of contract of employment in use prior to 1 July 1997 in some cases (8 March 1998) - No. 65 of 1998 (S93, dated 13 March 1998).
Determination pursuant to subsection 6(2) which provides for the continued use of the form of contract of employment in use prior to 1 July 1997 in some cases (8 March 1998) - No. 66 of 1998 (S93, dated 13 March 1998).
Arrangements pursuant to subsection 10(2) which provides staff salary allocation to members to employ staff up to polling day and an interim allocation from the declaration of the poll (8 March 1998) - No. 67 of 1998 (S93, dated 13ÃMarch 1998).