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Remuneration Tribunal Determination Travel Report Member for Nhulunbuy Ms Lynne Walker to attend meetings tour and briefings at the Royal Darwin Hospital from 16-19 December 2014 dated 23 January 2015



Remuneration Tribunal Determination Travel Report Member for Nhulunbuy Ms Lynne Walker to attend meetings tour and briefings at the Royal Darwin Hospital from 16-19 December 2014 dated 23 January 2015

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l LVNNE W ACKER<MLA*5fc. MemberforNhulunbuu Delivering for Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Gunyangarra, Galupa, Birritjimi, Galiwinku and Homelands Hon Kezia Purick MLA Speaker Parliament House DARWIN NT 0801 via email: kezia.purick@nt.gov.au Dear Madam Speaker, In accordance with clause 4.12 of the RTD, I write to report on travel undertaken between 16th and 19th December 2014. In accordance with the RTD, I did seek and receive your approval for this travel, noting that meetings were held over 3 days. Travel and meetings were in accordance with the draft itinerary which was submitted to your office with the exception that I was unable to meet with staff at the Working Womens Centre due to staff being unavailable and, with time constraints, I was unable to undertake procurement activity for new office furniture items. All other meetings were fruitful and informative. In the public employment sector, I met with several unions (MUA, United Voice, ANMF) and was briefed on progress with and status of EBAs. Of particular concern are the unresolved EBA's of the Territories valuable frontline professinals, Firefighters and Paramedics. Both of these agreements are now more than 18 months out of date and need to be resolved as a matter of urgency. The briefing with Police Commissioner McRoberts provided valuable insights into the important work of policing with discussion ranging from preparedness for terrorist threats, the CLP election promise of 120 additional police which is yet to be delivered, firefighters EBA, TBL's and the announcement of 10 police to be rotated through Katherine and the appropriateness of police on bottle shop doorsteps and more permanent solutions to alcohol and anti social behaviour. The tour and briefing at the RDH also provided valuable insights into the pressures on the emergency department while the visit to the medi hotel indicated that this much needed facility is starting to reduce bed block now that it is finally being used for its intended purpose, 2 years after it was built. The RDH paid car parking system remains highly contentious amongst staff I spoke with. The visit to the RDH concluded with a visit to the childrens ward where Christmas gifts donated by members of Territory Labor, were distributed to delighted children. My thanks to Ministers offices for facilitating the PFES and Health/RDH briefings. Yours sincerely, Lynne Walker MLA 23 January 2015 Lynne Walker MLA Member forNhulunbuy Arnhem House, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy NT | PO Box 1021, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 Phone: 08 8987 0125 I Fax: 08 8987 2388 I Email: electorate.nhulunbuy@nt.gov.au mailto:kezia.purick@nt.gov.au mailto:electorate.nhulunbuy@nt.gov.au

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