Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 840 ..
MS TUCKER (continuing):
If you had been open and you had brought out the discussion, maybe you would have been more successful. There may still be possibilities, Minister. But the point is that that discussion has not happened. I would also like to respond quickly about the literacy enhancement officers that you referred to.
MR SPEAKER: You are now drifting away from a personal explanation. Do not debate the issue.
MS TUCKER: This is a personal explanation, because the Minister claimed that it was the same for the literacy enhancement officers. I would just like to point out that I was not able to get information to show that there would be five weeks' training; so they may not be in the same position. In fact, the bureaucrat concerned was saying that probably there would not be the same training component. I do not believe you have the right to say that it is the same.
MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education): Mr Speaker, I thank Ms Tucker for those comments, which were fairly detailed. If you do have a name, I would be interested in having it.
MR SPEAKER: You will have to seek leave to speak.
MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave, Mr Speaker.
MR STEFANIAK: Ms Tucker will recall that my answer related to Ms Hinton. As a result of what Ms Tucker just said, Mr Speaker, I would like to make it quite clear - and I think Ms Hinton has already - that we would be pleased to make available the details of our proposal to DEETYA in relation to work for the dole participants helping in our schools. DEETYA have been in touch with us about our tender and we will, accordingly, seek their agreement to make the details available to Ms Tucker. I do not know whether that has actually been conveyed to you. I understood it might have been; but, if it has not, I do so now.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.