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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . .

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In order to address the work towards removing this barrier, the ESA has started a series of communication workshops for staff and volunteers. The ESA acknowledges that an improved understanding can positively impact on the agency's productivity and culture and is eager to take these steps. The workshops are being delivered by Ms Avril Henry, who specialises in diversity and in developing collaborative leaders and building positive workplaces. She has been instrumental in providing advice and guidance to the ADF cultural reform that has occurred over the last few years.

The first of those workshops was held earlier this month and focused on communication styles generally in exploring the barriers to effective communication. The second workshop will be held, as I understand it, on 23 February, and that will focus on the differences between communication methods and how we can work through that. The third workshop is scheduled for March, and that is absolutely targeted at the women of the ESA. I look forward to working with the commissioner, Dominic Lane, to get this important strategy in place.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Long-term contracts—Brendan McAvoy, dated 23 January and 5 February 2015.

Short-term contracts:

Donald Taylor, dated 3 and 4 February 2015.

Ian Hubbard, dated 16 and 27 January 2015.

Paul Rushton, dated 4 February 2015.

Wilhelmina Blount, dated 4 and 5 February 2015.

Contract variations:

Ann Lyons Wright, dated 23 and 27 January 2015.

Bronwen Overton-Clarke, dated 2 and 4 February 2015.

David Matthews, dated 29 January 2015.

Lana Junakovic, dated 2 and 5 February 2015.

Leanne Cover, dated 19 December 2014 and 9 January 2015.

Liesl Centenera, dated 19 December 2014 and 2 February 2015.

Wilhelmina Blount, dated 4 and 5 February 2015.

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2014—December quarter.

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