Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 519 ..
AUTHORITY TO BROADCAST PROCEEDINGS
MR SPEAKER: For the information of members, I present, pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television networks in relation to the public hearings on the inquiry into an appropriate tree management and protection policy for the ACT by the Standing Committee on Urban Services on 26 February and 19 March 1999.
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the ACT Government Workforce Statistical Report for the Second Quarter of 1998-99. I ask for leave to make a short statement.
MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I am tabling the Workforce Statistical Report for the Second Quarter of the 1998-99 financial year. It shows that the total number of staff in the ACT government work force at the end of December 1998 was 17,748. It should be noted that the second quarter traditionally has lower staff numbers than other quarters, as it falls during the Christmas period, when fewer casuals are employed.
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): 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 long-term contracts made with Barbara Norman; short-term contracts made with Miriam Jamieson, Allan Towill, Phillip Thompson, Douglas Jarvis, Philip Mitchell and Edward Rayment; and performance agreements made with Davit Butt, Vlad Aleksandric, Penny Gregory, Gordon Lee Koo, Jill Farrelly, Peter Hade, Christine Healy, Allan Hird, Sandra Lambert, Peter Gordon, Narelle Hargreaves, Gerry Cullen, Trevor Wheeler, Mark Owens, Michael White and Anne Thomas. Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to these contracts.
MS CARNELL: I make this statement, Mr Speaker, as I always do, to alert members to the issue of privacy of personal information that may be contained in these contracts. I ask members to deal sensitively with the information and to respect the privacy of individual executives.