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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2222..


Government in order to meet obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Elements of heritage assessment and the conservation management plan have also been addressed in the final Googong Plan. The ACT and Commonwealth Governments are yet to approve the final plan.

3. The revised Googong Foreshores Plan of Management will be available to the public once it has been considered by the Commonwealth and the ACT Governments.

ACT public service—management courses

(Question No 151)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) Why did 38 Treasury officers attend a course entitled Emotions at work and respectful workplace behaviour.

(2) What benefits did these officers gain from this course.

(3) Were these 38 officers the same 38 officers who attended the Maintaining a harassment free environment - managers course.

(4) What benefits did these officers gain from this course.

(5) If these officers were the same on each course, why was this so and what benefits were gained.

(6) Why did 215 Treasury officers attend a Formal writing techniques training course.

(7) Why did 15 Treasury officers attend a Grammar training course.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

It should be noted that Treasury included Shared Services staff at the time of these courses referred to below.

(1) The training was in line with operational, business and individual development requirements.

(2) The benefits from an organisational perspective relate to enhanced staff understanding of:

  • how feelings can influence behaviour at work;
  • the obligations that employees have to act appropriately at work, irrespective of their feelings;
  • the need for personal responsibility for behaviours that contribute to a more respectful workplace; and
  • how to provide effective feedback on poor performance and/or behaviour to both peers and subordinates.

(3) No.

(4) The benefits from an organisational perspective relate to enhanced staff understanding of:


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