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12 March 1991 - Current

Public agency board appointments
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21 June 2016
ASSEMBLY Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements SUZANNA SHEED

Ms SHEED (Shepparton) — My question is for the Premier. Premier, you will be aware that the public administration of this state relies very heavily on the thousands of public entities and boards that deliver a broad range of services and are essential to good governance in Victoria. There have been many examples of board dismissals and forced resignations in recent years, including water boards, the Ambulance Victoria Board and, more recently, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) board. What level of independence and autonomy can government boards such as the CFA expect to exercise in the future given their high level of vulnerability to intervention by government?