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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2741 ..

Official Visitor

(Question No 215)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Official Visitor position advertised on 2 March 2002:

1) How many applications were received for the position.

2) How many of the applications in (1) were interviewed.

3) What is the process for selection of the Official Visitor.

4) Has a decision been made upon the appointment.

5) When will the successful applicant be announced.

Mr Corbell: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is:

1) There were 11 applicants for this position.

2) Five applicants were short-listed and subsequently interviewed.

3) The selection process for this position involved a selection committee comprised of the Director of Family Services, the Manager of Youth Justice and the Community Advocate. Applicants were assessed in relation to their: background and relevant experience, written application and referee comments. At interview their demonstrated capacity to relate to young people, understanding of the role and insight into the relevant issues, where taken into consideration.

4) I have endorsed the recommendations of the Selection Committee.

5) The final decision and the announcement of the successful applicant will follow the usual Legislative Assembly processes.


Canberra Institute of Technology

(Question No 220)

Mr Humphries asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 25 June 2002:

The Consolidated Financial Management Report for the period to 31 March 2002 notes that non-government user charges in 2001-02 were higher than budgeted for primarily because of the Canberra Institute of Technology's commercial activities:

(1) What were the commercial activities that led to this result?

(2) Are these activities likely to continue?

(3) Will these activities lead to new enterprises being initiated in the ACT?

(4) If so, what are these likely to be and what are the possible costs to the Government?

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The commercial activities that mainly led to this result were:

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