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Ministerial Statement Reform of the Power and Water Authority Six months on

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Title

Ministerial Statement Reform of the Power and Water Authority Six months on

Other title

Tabled paper 1301

Collection

Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1999-06-03

Description

Tabled by Barry Coulter

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/296056

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/394163

Page content

9 GTNT has successfully recruited 5 of the 6 apprentices proposed for the 1999 intake and they are currently on rotation with PAWA. There has been some difficulty attracting suitable applicants for the diesel fitter apprenticeship in Alice Springs. GTNT is continuing its recruitment campaign for this position. PAWA is only charged for rotational placement of the apprentices - that is, their first 12 months and last 9 months of their apprenticeship. The remainder of the apprentices placement will be with other private sector employers at their cost. However 2 lineworker apprentices recruited by GTNT will spend minimal time on rotation out to private providers as there are limited opportunities available and market competitiveness is very high in this area. PAWA is negotiating with GTNT to manage and coordinate the learning of the 27 apprentices. From 1999 all apprentices will be recruited as GTNT employees and placed with PAWA on rotation. As such, the number of apprentices employed directly by PAWA will progressively decline whilst the number on rotation to PAWA to GTNT will increase. The net impact of this arrangement is a saving of $815,000 per annum to the Authority. Another area being reviewed is the appropriateness of regulations and which agency should enforce them. With the proposed introduction of a competitive framework for electricity generation and sale in the Territory, it will be necessaiy to remove from PAWA any responsibility for electricity industry regulation. 9


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