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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 16 November 2006) . . Page.. 3633 ..


Answers to questions

Public service—privacy guidelines(Question No 1242)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 20 September 2006:

How many public servants in your Department have been disciplined for breaching privacy guidelines between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2006;

How many of these public servants have (a) lost their jobs and (b) been demoted.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

One public servant has been disciplined for breaching privacy guidelines between 01 July 2004 and 30 June 2006 within Housing ACT.

(a) No public servant has lost their job; and

(b) No public servant has been demoted.


Tourism—marketing activities(Question No 1281)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2006 (redirected to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation):

In relation to Action 29 in the Economic White Paper, what funding has been committed by the ACT Government to support tourism marketing activities;

What benefits have been achieved from the commitment of these resources;

What initiatives have been developed to maximise the return to the ACT from domestic and international visitors;

What evaluation has been undertaken of these initiatives and what benefits have been achieved for the ACT economy.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

In relation to Action 29 in the Economic White Paper, the Government has appropriated the sum of $13.836 million in the published Budget for 2006-07 to support a range of programs directed toward tourism marketing activity.

Benefits achieved from the commitment of these resources have not been realised for 2006-07 but will be monitored through awareness, preference and visitation survey results. However, the most recent outcomes available on visitation as advised by Tourism Research Australia are as follows.


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