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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
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Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 December 2008:

With reference to the answer to question no. 113 taken on notice on 20 October 2008 at the 2008-09 supplementary Budget estimates hearings of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee:

(1)   What are the definitions of: (a) ‘normal hours’ in paragraph b of the answer; and (b) ‘normal working hours’ in paragraph c of the answer.

(2)   What is the earliest starting time and latest finishing time for the hours of work to be classified as ‘normal’.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The span of hours during which OPC staff may work normal hours is 7 am to 7 pm. This definition applies to the ‘normal hours’ in paragraph b and ‘normal working hours’ in paragraph c of the answer to question no. 113.

(2)   The earliest starting time is 7 am and the latest finishing time is 7 pm for the hours of work to be classified as ‘normal’.