Page 4971 - Week 13 - Thursday, 12 November 2009

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MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, a supplementary question?

MR HANSON: Minister, what government assistance will childcare facilities need to cover the impact of portable long service leave on the sector?

MS BURCH: Outside of the transitional support which we have committed to provide to the non-government sector, I do not believe that there is the need for ongoing support. This is an entitlement that every worker is entitled to. It is factored into all the financial arrangements. Organisations are responsible for ensuring workers’ entitlements are met, end of line, and they have to be factored into their ongoing operational costs. It is basic, straightforward, human resource and organisational management.

Mr Stanhope: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice


MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, yesterday Ms Bresnan asked me a question in relation to the review that I have commissioned of ACT WorkCover. I undertook to provide a copy of the terms of reference of that review and I table that paper now for the information of members:

ACT WorkCover Review 2009—Terms of reference—Answer to question taken on notice from Ms Bresnan yesterday.

Water security—proposed select committee

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (2.56): Pursuant to a resolution of the Assembly of 15 October this year in relation to the production of documents by Actew Corporation relating to the development and review of costs for the enlarged Cotter Dam, an element of that resolution was that the government provide advice to the Assembly in relation to legal advice regarding the possible release to members of the target out-turn cost documentation and the program alliance agreement for the bulk water program. I provide, consistent with that resolution, correspondence I have received from Actew Corporation outlining the legal position. I table the following paper:

Canberra’s Major Water Security Projects—Select Committee—Proposed Establishment—Enlarged Cotter Dam Project—Resolution of the Assembly of 15 October 2009—Letter to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from Mr Mark Sullivan, Managing Director, ACTEW Corporation, dated 30 October 2009.

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