Page 1300 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, a supplementary.

MR SESELJA: Minister, do you know how much the pro rata cost per annum of this contract was, given it is for executive services for InTACT?

MR BARR: No. I do not have that information at hand. I will find out that information and provide what I can to the Assembly.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Seselja.

MR SESELJA: How many hours have been delivered under the contract and for how many days?

MR BARR: If the Leader of the Opposition believes that ministers carry around in their heads that level of detail, he must be deluding himself. I will seek further advice in relation to the contract he is referring to and advise the Assembly accordingly.


MR SPEAKER: I would like to note that we are joined in the public gallery today by staff from the Economic Development Directorate, and I welcome them to the Assembly today.

Questions without notice

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—fire management unit

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Chief Minister, who is also the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, last week I asked you about the status of the fire management unit as a component of the parks and conservation service within your directorate. You told the Assembly, “There have been no changes in the fire management unit.” Later the Attorney-General reiterated these comments in the Assembly and also referred to comments he made on 22 September 2011, when he said that proposals to restructure the fire management elements are “ongoing with staff of the service”. In an article in the Canberra Times of 23 March 2012, there is an article on this matter, which states:

The government will consider plans to restructure the ACT’s fire management unit …

Minister, I ask you again: what is the status of the fire management unit located in your directorate?

MS GALLAGHER: The status is as it was explained to Mr Smyth last week. There have been no changes to the fire management unit within the directorate. When there are, and if there are, I will provide, in accordance with the Assembly’s resolution, an update on that.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a supplementary.

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