Page 3727 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 26 August 2009

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Mr Stanhope: I am sorry, I did not hear what you said. Thank you, Madam Assistant Speaker.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: You are speaking too much.

MR SESELJA: Would we see similar findings? Is there a need to review how other agencies are managed and to look at some of these very serious issues that we have seen? We see lack of control by managers; we see too many administrators; we see 10 per cent of FTEs being classified as management, corporate services or administrative support. That figure is high, given that the department was supposed to make efficiencies in this area due to integration.

We also see in the Roads ACT budget an annual $25.8 million maintenance backlog. That is partially going to be the result of the statement with regard to transport regulation and planning that says that this area is facing considerable pressures to deliver on its mandate as a result of funding, staffing and political influences that are resulting in certain activities not being undertaken. So we have got political interference stopping some of the core business from being undertaken. That is a serious charge; that is a serious finding from this report.

This report is far from a glowing reference. This is a damning report, particularly for the previous minister. The current minister, Mr Stanhope, needs to make sure that the major mistakes that were made under John Hargreaves do not continue indefinitely into the future and that we do see this culture turn around soon.

Question put:

That Mr Stanhope’s amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (4.25), by leave: I move the amendment circulated in my name:

In paragraph (2), add “by the last sitting day in September 2009”.

The amendment puts a time frame on the report we expect the government to table. Paragraph (3) in the motion that I originally moved states that we call on the

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