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Health website seven days before they are advertised in the Gazette – therefore available for a two week period.

b) All recruitment was done in accordance with all applicable public service laws, rules, procedures and policies.

c) All scientific positions recruited to were at Health Professional Grade 2 (base grade scientist). The increment at which the officer commenced varied based on their relevant experience and training. There were no offers made to new recruits to take a higher position than would normally be commensurate with the recruit’s experience and training.

Public service—privacy
(Question No 2143)

Dr Foskey asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 5 August 2008:

(1) Given that I have now received advice that the legal proceedings mentioned in the answer to question on notice No 2031 have been finalised, can the Minister advise if the ACT Government permits officers, who are subject to a grievance, being able to terminate the employment of an officer who lodged the grievance;

(2) Does the ACT Government permit managers in non-personnel related areas to investigate the work history and background of their superiors.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Employees of the ACT Government hold a range of delegations that enable them to act on behalf of their Chief Executive. The exercise of those delegations must be in accordance with general obligations of public employees and any specific requirements of the delegation. Whether the existence of a grievance limits the proper exercise of an officer’s employment delegation regarding the person who has made the grievance will depend on each case’s individual circumstances.

(2) The ACT Government applies the relevant laws and standards to the access of information in its possession. Any person, including ACT Government employees, may seek information about any other person from available public sources.

Gas-fired power station
(Question No 2144)

Dr Foskey asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 5 August 2008:

(1) What benefit or profit will Actew obtain from the gas-fired power plant project once it is complete;

(2) Will the Treasurer table the business case which indicates that renewable technologies have been explored, and why they were rejected;

(3) What happens in the event of a gas shortage and will the data storage plant have priority.

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