Page 976 - Week 03 - Thursday, 30 March 2023

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removing their Canberra Notice Board Facebook post, as they had identified another health consumer in that post, including their name and location. The information was also included in a number of comment threads in that post.

Content on CHS social media channels is moderated according to CHS social media guidelines, which are published on the CHS website. Occasionally, comments on CHS posts are hidden if they breach these guidelines.

Carers—Carers Recognition Act implementation

MS DAVIDSON: During question time yesterday I took a question on notice from Ms Orr regarding which government agencies are considered care and carer support agencies. I can confirm that all government directorates are considered care or carer support agencies, which is why, as I was saying yesterday, the Director-General of the Community Services Directorate wrote to all directors-general informing them of the passing of the Carers Recognition Act and their obligations under the act and provided their directorates with support information.

Seniors—ACT Seniors Card

MS DAVIDSON: Madam Speaker, also during question time yesterday Ms Lawder asked me a question about the review of the Seniors Card. I have previously said that that review will be completed by March of 2023. I have since been advised by the Community Services Directorate, as of this morning, that the final report from the review will be provided to the ACT government in April. I would like to provide some further detail on how the review is going.

The consultation phase for the review is complete. I am advised that there was a strong level of engagement, with over 3,000 responses to a survey through the YourSay conversations website. In addition, a series of targeted consultations took place with key stakeholders, including COTA ACT and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing. A listening report summarising the key feedback received through the survey and the stakeholder consultations will be released in coming weeks, and the government will use the review and further consultation with sector stakeholders to inform future service design and delivery options for the Seniors Card program. I am hoping that this is enough detail for Ms Lawder.

Planning—ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project

MR GENTLEMAN: Yesterday, I had a question from Mr Cain regarding consultants. I provided some information. We are still chasing the cost of the consultants for the new planning reform and review project, but I gave him some details about interactions with those consultants. I can advise now in more detail. There were 80,597 downloads, 71,467 views, 31,936 visits, 16,391 visitors and 1,711 contributions. This does not include statistics from the other activities associated such as submissions outside the YourSay or the pop-up contributions.


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