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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4256..


(1) How many people (a) have moved, (b) are definitely planning to move and (c) have expressed an interest in moving to Canberra as a direct result of the Living in Canberra campaign;

(2) How many people who have moved to Canberra have had skills in demand in the ACT therefore reducing the skills shortage;

(3) How much has the campaign cost and what has the Government spent the money on;

(4) How many ACT Government employees are administering the campaign;

(5) How much money has been invested in the ACT as a direct result of the campaign;

(6) How many people recruited by the campaign have since moved out of the ACT.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) There are 10 known families who have moved as a direct result of the campaign, but an exact number is impossible to quantify, (b) there are approximately 22 families currently in contact with the Live in Canberra team who have participated in a familiarisation visit to Canberra definitely planning to move, (c) to date over 750 Live in Canberra information packs have been sent to people expressing interest in moving to Canberra and the Live in Canberra web site has received over 25,000 unique visits.

(2) All the known people who have moved hold skills currently in demand.

(3) The cost of Phase One of the campaign was $400,000 of which the private sector contributed $200,000 (cash and in-kind support). Phase Two of the campaign, which will encompass the 2006/07 financial year and includes partnership with the Skilled and Business Migration Program, will cost, approximately $170,000, of which the private sector has contributed $85,000.

Total staffing costs to June 30 2007, will be approximately $200,000.

(4) From July 2006 there has been one full time employee who has received some support from three employees from within CMD.

(5) Unknown.

(6) None that we are aware of.

ACT Skills Commission

(Question No 1377)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 November 2006:

(1) Who is on the board for the ACT Skills Commission;

(2) How many board members have a business background;


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