Andrew Barr has announced extra money for the community sector:
The ACT Government has agreed to bring forward payments for non-government community and disability organisations so workers can receive pay increases sooner.
This agreement comes after months of detailed discussions between the ACT Government and the Australian Services Union.
The agreement will have no impact on those organisations that began receiving support payments in 2012, or on those organisations that began receiving support payments in 2013. It does mean that from December 2014, all remaining eligible community sector organisations will receive support payments.
For those organisations that would not have begun to receive support payments until 2015 or later, the agreement will have the effect of bringing forward their payments.
No organisation will get more or less money from the already announced $38 million the ACT Government is contributing to the sector to meet the requirements of the equal pay decision.