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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 4530..


(a) The Deputy Chief Officer (DCO), ACT Rural Fire Service (RFS) retired on 12 July 2013.

(b) The Deputy Chief Officer (DCO), ACT State Emergency Service (SES) resigned on 31 October 2013.

(2) In response to the question:

(a) The RFS DCO informed the RFS Chief Officer of his intention to retire on 27 June 2013.

(b) The SES DCO resignation dated 27 September 2013 was received by the JACS Director-General on 2 October 2013.

(3) Yes, a process to fill these positions was initiated prior to the separations of the officers with the RFS Operations Manager acting as the RFS DCO from 15 July 2013. An acting SES DCO arrangement was put in place from 1 November 2013. A separate process to permanently fill these positions will be undertaken at a later time.

(4) Section 32(1) of the Emergencies Act 2004 (the Act) states that "The director-general may, after consulting the commissioner, appoint a public servant to be the deputy chief officer of a service". Sections 53 and 58 of the Act stipulate the constitution of the ACTRFS and ACTSES respectively, which includes the DCO positions.

National Arboretum Canberra—photography (Question No 188)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 31 October 2013 (redirected to the Chief Minister):

(1) When was the $200 charge for photos taken at the National Arboretum implemented.

(2) Are charges levied by the hour or is this a flat rate.

(3) Since the implementation of this charge, how much money has the National Arboretum generated.

(4) Will the Minister list all other photography-related charges levied on the public at the National Arboretum and for each charge (a) what is the anticipated revenue generated for this year and (b) how much has been collected thus far.

(5) Will the Minister list all other charges levied on the public at the National Arboretum, including parking charges, and for each charge (a) what is the anticipated revenue generated for this year and (b) how much has been collected thus far.

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

(1) 5 April 2013.

Note that the photography fee was ceased on 31 October 2013.

(2) The fee was a per hour rate for weddings and a per image rate for photographs to be used commercially.


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