Page 2717 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 12 August 2015

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Mr Doszpot: I’ve just said I support your motion. What are you talking about?

DR BOURKE: I urge Mr Doszpot, if he does not want to look across this side of the chamber to find a model for his educational philosophy, to maybe look at Adrian Piccoli in the New South Wales government. But, of course, I forgot—he is not the same party, of course.

Mr Doszpot: We’re supporting your motion, Dr Bourke. This is ridiculous.

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Doszpot! I remind Dr Bourke that when you refer to members of parliament you refer to them by their title, not by their Christian name.

DR BOURKE: Thank you Madam Speaker. I conclude by thanking members for their support of my motion. This is going to be a great thing for education in the ACT as we look forward to the continued work of the Teacher Quality Institute and the rollout of these new plans to ensure that new teachers have those literacy and numeracy skills which are so valuable and so desired by parents.

Motion agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.35 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Government—enterprise bargaining agreements

MR HANSON: My question is to the minister for industrial relations. Minister, how many enterprise bargaining agreements are in place with the CFMEU across all ACT government projects?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Hanson for his question. I do not have the list of enterprise agreements across the town with the CFMEU and employers, but I am happy to do some research and see if I can find those numbers for him.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, when you do provide those numbers, can you provide also how many of these EBAs with the CFMEU provide payments to that union? And how much of that money, directly or indirectly, does the ACT government pay each year to the CFMEU?

MR GENTLEMAN: I am not sure of Mr Hanson’s direct question in regard to money. My understanding is that the ACT government would not be paying the CFMEU any money for matters to do with enterprise bargaining agreements; they would be matters between the employer and the CFMEU.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

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