Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3533 ..
Mr Smyth - the answers to the Member's questions are as follows:
1. The original Instrument of Appointment states that the Commissioner is appointed for a five year term. The Commissioner's appointment is made under the Commissioner for the Environment Act 1993, which sets out the deliverables to be met by the Commissioner. The Commissioner's position is part-time and remuneration is based on 80 days per annum.
2. The Commissioner is remunerated $30,000 per annum in accordance with ACT Remuneration Tribunal Determination Number 27.
3. a) 1993-94 Nil
b) 1996-97 The Commissioner was invited by the New Zealand Government to be a major speaker at a Symposium on Guardians for the Environment. The $385.55 was for reimbursement of expenses.
1997-98 $155.00 Demonstration of CD-ROM State of the Environment Report to Eurobodalla, Bega and Bombala Councils.
$50.00 Demonstration of CD-ROM State of the Environment Report to NSW Minister for Local Government, in Sydney.
4. a) (i) & (ii)
1993-94 The Commissioner received eight complaints. Six of these proceeded to investigation during that financial year. The other complaint was referred to the Ombudsman. An additional enquiry concerning the Commissioner's jurisdiction did not lead to an investigation.