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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 June 2018) . . Page.. 2093 ..

numbers at CIT next year. How many staff will be cut in total, and have these staff yet been identified?

MS FITZHARRIS: It is not quite as Mr Wall presents. I understand that this is the normal movement of staff in CIT in response to training needs. It happens in each year in terms of the training needs of the ACT because they bring on temporary staff to undertake particular training activities in each year.

MR WALL: Minister, which CIT campuses will be impacted by the reduction in staffing numbers?

MS FITZHARRIS: I will take that question on notice.

MS LEE: Minister, which courses will be impacted by these staff cuts?

MS FITZHARRIS: As I mentioned, they are not cuts; they are changes in staffing levels at CIT to respond to particular training needs which occur, which are temporary, with staff that are brought on to respond to training needs in every year. I would encourage the opposition to have a look at this over the course of previous years. I will take the specifics of the question on notice.

Ms Lee: Point of order, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Point of order.

Ms Lee: I did wait until I thought the minister was finishing her answer. The question was actually: which courses will be impacted?

MS FITZHARRIS: I said I would take it on notice.

MADAM SPEAKER: There is no point of order. I think she was explaining the state of the staff and the temporary nature. You have more than a minute to continue to explain to the opposition, minister.

MS FITZHARRIS: I will take it on notice.


MR STEEL: Can the Attorney-General update the Assembly on the government’s work to improve access to justice in the ACT?

MR RAMSAY: I thank Mr Steel for the question and his ongoing interest in our justice system. The government recognises that access to justice requires a holistic approach. Legislation, legal services, the courts and community services all play a key role in ensuring that people are able to seek and obtain justice. Our work in each area and new policies, new legislation and funding have focused on ensuring the people who are most vulnerable in our community get the support they need.

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