Page 2217 - Week 08 - Tuesday, 4 June 2013

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MS GALLAGHER: We met with the board and expressed our disappointment and concern over the way shareholders had been informed and, indeed, the community via the Assembly had been, I think, misled in relation to the salary and remuneration package overall. At that meeting the board resolved to make changes to the remuneration package which involved the removal of bonuses as part of that. So that is the first thing we have done. We have also asked the board to consider ways of providing more information about the ongoing operations of ACTEW and the board and their meetings, to present more information to the community about the activities of ACTEW, and we are undertaking a broader governance review of ACTEW as part of that. So I think all steps that should be taken have been taken, and the changes are being implemented.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Seselja.

MR SESELJA: Chief Minister, when did you first become aware of the cumulative bonuses of around a million dollars for ACTEW’s managing director?

MS GALLAGHER: It was in the weeks that followed the information being provided to shareholders on 8 March. That was when I became aware. A component of the bonuses originated in the original contract of employment which related to a short-term incentive and a long-term incentive. So over those few weeks.

It being 3 pm, questions were interrupted pursuant to the order of the Assembly.

Appropriation Bill 2013-2014

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services) (3.00): I present the Appropriation Bill 2013-2014, together with the following papers:

Explanatory statement to the Bill.

Human Rights Act, pursuant to section 37—Compatibility statement.

Budget 2013-2014—Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 10—

Speech (Budget Paper No. 1).

Building and transforming Canberra (Budget Paper No. 2)

Budget Overview (Budget Paper No. 3).

Budget Estimates (Budget Paper No. 4).

Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(1)—Statements of Intent 2013-2014—

ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, dated 22 and 31 May 2013.

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, dated 9 and 31 May 2013.

ACT Insurance Authority, dated 29 and 31 May 2013.

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