Page 3196 - Week 10 - Thursday, 17 September 2015

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MR CORBELL: The appointment of the arbitrator will be done in accordance with the legislation and is a decision for me as the minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, are the arbitrators identified by the VMO Association qualified to be selected as arbitrators of the VMO contract?

MR CORBELL: We will adopt the position that arbitrators will be chosen in accordance with the provisions of the legislation and the determination I have made under the legislation.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, what action will you personally take to resolve these negotiations?

MR CORBELL: I continue to be briefed on negotiations. I have indicated to my director-general that she has my full and unequivocal support for the approach being adopted in relation to the negotiations. I continue to monitor developments closely.


MR DOSZPOT: My question is to Minister for Education and Training. Minister, yesterday in the debate on the motion about the cage in an ACT school Mr Rattenbury said:

… there is apparently advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions that there do not appear to be any possible criminal charges to be laid.

Has legal advice been provided to the government as stated by Mr Rattenbury?

MS BURCH: As I understand it, the Shared Services investigators were satisfied from the evidence gathered that none of the conduct warranted reporting to the police. If at any time during the investigation the investigators found material that warranted police involvement, the investigation would have ceased and been referred in totality to the police for reinvestigation. This is usual practice and quite the norm, as well as being part of the terms of reference.

Mr Coe: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. The question was in relation to the Director of Public Prosecutions rather than the police. I ask that you ensure that the minister remains relevant to the question.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, can you repeat your question, the actual question?

MR DOSZPOT: Yes. The actual question was—do I have to read the whole question?

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