Page 1641 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 7 May 2013

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: Minister, why is it so important to provide our support for these low-income migrants?

MS BURCH: It is quite critical. Those refugees, asylum seekers and migrants that come to our community often come here with very little and they look to us as a community and a society to provide those opportunities and support. Programs such as these, by providing skills through driving instructing and also supporting social enterprises such as White Nile, give these individuals their individual capacity, their independence, to earn not only for themselves but for the ripple effect through those communities and those families. Having a place in society, society recognising and valuing them and giving them an opportunity for independence cannot be understated.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—management

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Wall asked me about the directors of ACTEW Retail and ACTEW Distribution Ltd. I indicated that Mark Sullivan and Mr Ian Carmody were two of the directors. The third director is Simon Wallace, who is also the chief financial officer of ACTEW. That information is all contained on the ACTEW website.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No. 2/2013—Executive Remuneration Disclosed in ACTEW Corporation Limited’s (ACTEW) 2010-11 Financial Statements and Annual Report 2011, dated 26 April 2013.

Standing order 191—Amendments to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2), dated 15 April 2013.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Health and Minister for Higher Education): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Long-term contracts:

Michael Chisnall, dated 4 April 2013.

Nic Manikis, dated 17 April 2013.

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