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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2399..

(9) This Guideline is given effect under Schedule 2 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Regulations.

(10) The "Guideline 1/05 for Telecommunications (Mobile Phone) Networks"is dated 28 November 2005 and is still current. Guidelines are reviewed on an as needs basis.

(11) The Authority provides telecommunications agencies with all the necessary information including deposited plans, air photos and associated data to permit detailed investigation of proposed possible sites.

(12) The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) have pursued a Network plan approach to be upfront with everyone about the entire 3G rollout by 3GIS. This Network plan shows all sites in the network, including those outside ACTPLA jurisdiction (NSW and National Capital Authority). The notification to local residents of each installation is to satisfy the minimum notification process.

(13) The EME information is provided in the 3GIS Network Plan and anyone may apply to the National Association of Testing Authorities to have sites tested.

(14) Electromagnetic emission (EME) is regulated by the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Through the ACMA the Department of Health can remain informed of new studies which relate to EME. The 3GIS network meets Australian health standards.

(15) The ACT Government has not taken the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) acceptable EME levels as the ACT standard. The ACT cannot regulate above the Commonwealth standard.

(16) ACT Government cannot modify Commonwealth standards as it has no jurisdiction over them.

(17) I understand that Australia has an approximate 50 fold safety margin beyond the international standards.

(18) The ACT Government cannot modify Commonwealth standards.


(Question No 1157)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 8 June 2006:

(1) How much money has the ACT Government spent on promoting its positions on public sector superannuation changes and teachers' pay negotiations;

(2) Which media organisations did the ACT Government use in these campaigns and how much did it pay to each organisation;

(3) Who approved these advertising campaigns.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) $11,396

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