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Archived Premier's Memoranda - 1995

M1995-49 Total Quality in the NSW Public Sector

Premier's Memorandum The New South Wales Government has a goal of achieving a world class public sector which delivers value for money, quality services to its customers and the community within the framework of the Government's policies. ...

M1995-46 Reappointment of Former Administrative and Clerical Officers to Public Sector After Voluntary Redundancy

Superseded by M97-27 ...

M1995-45 Chief Executive Performance Agreement Guidelines

supserseded by M99-0 ...

M1995-48 Appointment of the NSW Social Justice Reference Group

Premier's Memorandum On 20 November 1995 Cabinet approved the appointment of the 16 member Social justice Reference Group. The Reference Group is the first of its kind in New South Wales and will be the highest level advisory body to the Government ...

M1995-44 Olympic Coordination Authority Act

Premier's Memorandum Part V of the Olympic Co-ordination Authority Act requires the Authority to consult with relevant agencies on all developments proposed by the Authority prior to lodgement of development applications with the Minister for Urban ...

M1995-39 Arrangements for Seeking Legal Advice from the Crown Solicitor's Office

Following its "commercialisation" in July of this year, the Crown Solicitor's Office has recently circulated details concerning the future provision of legal services to Government. ...

M1995-36 Service Competition Policy

Superseded by M97-24 ...

M1995-33 Establishment of a Register of People from non-English Speaking Backgrounds Interested in Appointment to Government Boards and Committees

Superseded by M99-07 ...

M1995-34 Referral of Matters to the Independent Commission Against Corruption

Premier's Memorandum Section 73 of the ICAC Act provides that the Parliament can refer matters to the ICAC for investigation. If a matter is referred pursuant to this section, the ICAC must investigate that matter (Section 73 (2)). Section 10 ...

M1995-35 Government Policy Papers

Premier's Memorandum The principles of collective responsibility and Cabinet solidarity are central to the Westminster system. Ministers are reminded of the need to ensure that the existing conventions are strictly observed and reinforced. Ministers ...

M1995-27 Unattached Officers- Chief and Senior Executive Service (SES)

Superseded by C2006-28 ...

M1995-22 Attendance at Bastille Day Celebrations

Premier's Memorandum The Premier has asked me to inform all Ministers and CE0s that, in view of the Commonwealth Government's stance on participation in functions to commemorate the French National Day on 14 July, it would not be appropriate for ...

M1995-20 The Senior Executive Service- Reductions in Size

Premier's Memorandum The Director General, Premier's Department has written to all Chief Executive Officers advising them of the outcomes, processes and timeframes for meeting the Government's commitment to a one-third reduction in the size ...

M1995-21 Overseas Travel by Officers of Public Sector Agencies

Premier's Memorandum As Ministers will be aware, they are responsible for approving overseas travel by officers of agencies within their portfolios. Memorandum 89-2 sets out the current provisions for official overseas travel. This travel is ...

M1995-17 Public Statements on Olympic and Paralympic Games

Premier's Memorandum As from today all public statements about the Olympic and Paralympic Games, or matters associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, should be made by the Minister for the Olympics, the Hon. Michael Knight MP, or myself. If ...

M1995-14 Instument of Delegation

Premier's Memorandum I have recently approved an Instrument of Delegation to Ministers, to enter into employment contracts with Chief Executive 0fficers. The authority by Ministers to exercise this delegation, is however, limited in that approval to ...

M1995-12 Free Issue of State Flags to Community Groups

Premier's Memorandum It is Government policy to provide a New South Wales State Flag, free of charge, to scout groups, guide districts, recognised youth associations, and State Headquarters of selected non-profit, charitable and community groups ...

M1995-09 Continued Application of Ministerial Memoranda

Premier's Memorandum In accordance with convention, all previously issued Ministerial Memoranda continue to apply following the change of Government. Where any existing practices are in conflict with the policies of this Government, new Memoranda ...

M1995-08 Creation and Filling of Senior Positions

Superseded by M99-10 & C2001-38 re Skill Shortage Allowance ...

P1995-15 Recruitment Moratorium

I refer to Premier's Memorandum to all Ministers No 1995- 8 issued on 18 April 1995 regarding creation and filling of senior positions. ...

M1995-06 Legislative Programme Autumn Session 1995

Premier's Memorandum To assist in the forward planning of the Government's Legislative Program, it is necessary that details be provided of those legislative matters which it is intended be brought to Parliament in the Autumn Session. It would ...

M1995-03 'Caretaker' Government and Other Pre-Election Practices

Premier's Memorandum  A number of conventions that have evolved in relation to periods of "caretaker" government should be adhered to in New South Wales. These conventions cover the period leading up to an election, and more specifically, ...

M1995-01 Security of Payment for the Construction Industry

Premier's Memorandum Security of payment has been a contentious issue with sub-contractors in the construction industry for some time. This matter has increased in profile with the recent liquidation of a number of large head contractors that ...