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Canberra. Chief Minister, who appoints the directors of ACTEW Retail Ltd and ACTEW Distribution Ltd?
MS GALLAGHER: The shareholders do.
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Wall, a supplementary question.
MR WALL: Chief Minister, who are the directors of ACTEW Retail Ltd and ACTEW Distribution Ltd and when were they appointed?
MS GALLAGHER: I will take that on notice. We have just made another appointment. There have been some executive changes at ACTEW and we have reflected those through decisions recently in relation to appointments, but I am very happy to provide that to the Assembly. I think it is Mark Sullivan and Ian Carmody. I will just check. I think there might be another person. I will come back to the Assembly.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.
MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, who determines the remuneration of the directors of ACTEW Retail Ltd and ACTEW Distribution Ltd and how much are they paid?
MS GALLAGHER: They are not paid for sitting on those—they are, essentially, holding companies in the joint venture and they are staff of ACTEW. Those executive arrangements are outlined in the annual report.
MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, is there any determination for the remuneration of a particular director? How are allowances made for any remuneration already received for performing other roles within the corporation?
MS GALLAGHER: I think the question was: do they get any other remuneration for sitting on those boards as opposed to their roles within the corporation? No.
MRS JONES: My question is to the Minister for Disability, Children and Young People. I refer to an article in the Canberra Times of 23 April 2013 titled “ACT in $1m cycle of services for needy”. The article said:
… a bureaucratic and fragmented social services system is leading to troubled families having years in contact with various government agencies without solving their underlying problems.
It was also claimed that it is not unusual for a million dollars to be spent on an individual in a year. Minister, how many individuals would the ACT government spend a million dollars on in a year and how would that million dollars be acquitted?
MS BURCH: I thank Mrs Jones for her question. I do not have the details about costs for individuals and families, but let me go to the thrust of the project that we are