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Question Without Notice No. 1316 asked in the Legislative Council on 31 October 2019 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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PUBLIC SECTOR — WAGES POLICY

1316. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the Premier's 20–20–20 public sector policy announced prior to the election.

(1) Has the Premier implemented his idea that 20 per cent of the annual salaries of directors general and equivalents be tied to their achievement of certain key performance indicators?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) If yes to (1), please provide examples.

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1)–(3) As announced earlier this year, the Public Sector Commissioner is working on the best way forward for linking the salaries of directors general and chief executive officers to the 12 key targets detailed as part of the Our Priorities vision. It is anticipated that a model will be ready to be rolled out after the expiry of the four-year pay freeze for senior public servants, which was introduced by the McGowan government. This government has introduced significant accountability measures for senior public servants, including the pay freeze; increased responsibility, with the senior executive service being significantly reduced; reducing the number of departments by 40 per cent, which went above and beyond the election commitment; and introducing legislation to end the right of return in the public service.