Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (12 April) . .
(Question No 1112)
Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:
(1) In relation to the development of the Whole of Government Communications and Engagement Strategy, can the Chief Minister advise (a) what ACT Government entities were involved, (b) how ministers or ministerial staff were involved, (c) whether any external contractors or consultants were engaged, (d) if any external contractors or consultants were engaged, the value of the contract and contract number, (e) whether any stakeholders or public consultation was undertaken and (f) if stakeholder or public consultation was undertaken, the names of the stakeholders consulted and the nature of the public consultation.
(2) Are traditional media avenues and journalists a channel of communication or conveying information to the public under the Whole of Government Communications and Engagement Strategy; if not, why not; if so, can the Chief Minister advise where traditional media and journalists are referenced or included in the strategy document.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
a) All ACT Government directorates were involved in the creation of the Whole of Government Communications & Engagement Strategy.
b) Ministers and their offices reviewed the strategy and assisted in setting the priority projects.
c) The Strategy was created in house but drew on broader engagement advice from Double Arrow Consulting and the University of Canberra Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance. No external contractors were engaged to write or design the strategy.
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e) No public or external stakeholder consultation was undertaken in relation to the strategy.
(2) The current version of the Whole of Government Communications and Engagement Strategy identifies engagement techniques but does not identify channels for communication. As stated the document is a living strategy and the next update will include communication channels.
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