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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1234 ..

MR QUINLAN: So we can assess where we were at at the time of handover. Startling stuff, isn't it? So we usually have a quarterly review, or a half yearly review. I asked for another review. We got an up-to-date review because I thought we would like to have it. Of course, if we had found it in December, Mr Humphries predictably would have been saying, "That new government has lost $100 million." So there has been no change in method but just one extra assessment.

Mrs Cross: Well, it is a change in method. You have changed the timing.

MR QUINLAN: If that is not what the question was about, I will take it on notice or we will talk about it later. But there was no change of method. All there was was an extra measurement. Is that hard to understand?


Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Privilege-Action taken by the Speaker in the Supreme Court relating to the Gallop Report-Answer to question without notice asked of the Speaker by Mr Smyth on 11 April 2002.

Distinguished visitor

MR SPEAKER: I inform members of the presence in the chamber at the Clerk's table of Mrs Uniuni, who is here on a placement from the parliament of Tuvalu for a few weeks. I issue her a warm welcome on your behalf.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79-Copies of executive contracts or instruments-

Long term contracts:

Wayne Ramsey, dated 11 April 2002.

Andrew Charles Clark, dated 12 April 2002.

Ian Primrose, dated 21 March 2002.

Temporary contracts:

Susanna Kiemann, dated 12 April 2002.

Peter Ottesen, dated 5 April 2002 (extension).

Wayne Perry, dated 19 April 2002 (extension).

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the contracts.

Leave granted.

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