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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2544 ..


have those vacancies continued, (c) why have appointments not been made in time so as to avoid the vacancies, (d) when will the vacancies be filled and (e) when will the appointees take up their appointments.

(3) For each board, authority or committee in the Minister’s portfolio during (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 1 July to 31 December 2009, (i) what on-going or professional development training was provided to members, (ii) how much did that training cost, (iii) did any of that training relate directly to the skills required to conduct the particular work of the relevant board, authority or committee and (iv) did all members avail themselves of those training opportunities.

(4) If no training was provided for those members referred to in part (3)(a) to (c), why not.

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

(1) There are no vacancies on the Flora and Fauna Committee, Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee, and the ACT Natural Resource Management Council.

(2) Not relevant

(3) No training was provided to members of the Flora and Fauna Committee or the Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee.Training opportunities made available to ACT Natural Resource Management Council are included in the table below. All opportunities increased the natural resource management skills knowledge base of participants, and as part of ongoing information sharing, participants reported back to the Council. Costs depicted in the table below were funded through the ACT Caring for our Country initiative Base Level funding, which consists of 75% Australian Government investment and 25% ACT Government investment.

Date

Description

Participants

Cost

27 March 2008

National Strategy on Ecosystem Services Roundtable - Perth

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

$1003

15-16 April 2008

National NRM Knowledge Conference - Melbourne

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

$875

16-17 April 2008

National Regional Chairs Forum - Melbourne

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

Nil

13-15 May 2008

NSW Catchment Management Authorities’ Aboriginal Reference Groups State Conference - Dubbo, NSW

Ms Kirstin Ross Member

$350

25-26 Aug 2008

Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority’s Yindyamarra Showcase

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

Ms Kirstin Ross

Member

$500

8 Aug 2009

Biodiversity for Climate Change – Biodiversity Summit 2009 - Canberra

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

$95

15 Aug 2009

Reading the Landscape Workshop – Royalla Landcare Inc - Canberra

Dr Sarah Ryan Chair

$25


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