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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 18 August 2005 2005) . . Page.. 2994 ..

payslips no longer occurs. The answers to the questions you raised in QON 455 are therefore based on practice as it stood prior to 1 July 2005.

The guidelines applied to advertising with ACT Government state:

Potential non government advertisers, their products and their advertising material will be carefully vetted to ensure that the material is appropriate and there is no conflict with:

Government policies, programs or activities;

the Public Sector Management Act 1994, Financial Management Act 1996 or other relevant legislation eg EEO or anti-discrimination.

All advertising material must be approved by the Manager, Publishing Services prior to its acceptance. Copy may be rejected without reasons being given. The ACT Government will not be liable for any penalty if copy is not accepted.

No political advertising of any sort will be accepted.

The following disclaimer must be included in all non ACT Government advertising where practical: “The ACT Government does not necessarily endorse the products or services advertised.”

In securing advertising the ACT Government will endeavour to treat all potential advertisers equally, providing all areas of the market the opportunity to access the facility.

Non Government advertising must be related to staff’s employment and/or remuneration, including benefits for staff utilising specific services/products.

In the case of advertising on the payslip, approval was provided by the Manager responsible for Human Resources and Payroll System Services within InTACT.

The number of separate messages was limited to what would fit within the 7cms of space set aside on the payslips.

The guidelines for inserts are the same as applied to all Government advertising, with the additional caveat that the product could be mechanically inserted into the standard DL window-face envelope.

As stated in the guidelines above, all material for inclusion in the payslips was approved by the Manager, Publishing Services.

The inclusion of material in payslips was limited by both the capacity of the standard envelope, approximately 12 A4 pages, and the equipment used to process the notifications. The equipment being used up to July 2005 allowed for five separate inserts.

Advertising on payslips by non-government bodies was distributed to all ACT Government employees. Advertisers including material in payslips could elect to distribute information to specific Departments or locations.

No they were not. The systems in place would not have supported the removal of advertising messages or material from specified payslips. In 2004, Publishing Services did seek quotations to establish a “no junk mail” facility. The cost to create the listing was around $300, with an ongoing cost of $18 for each change to the list. The cost was

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