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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2590 ..

(8) What is the cost, on average, per body meeting for those members to travel to Canberra to attend body meetings.

(9) Why was each member referred to in part (7) appointed to the body in preference to seeking local members.

(10) What was the total remuneration, allowances and travel costs paid to body members in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date.

(11) Do any members of each body have the use of a government vehicle; if so, (a) on what basis, (b) at what cost, and (c) did the member privately garage the vehicle.

(12) Is the use of a government vehicle included as part of a remuneration determination by the Remuneration Tribunal; if not, who authorised it.

(13) How often does each body meet and what is the average length of meetings.

(14) Does each body ever meet outside Canberra; if so, (a) why, (b) how often and (c) at what cost.

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

(1) See table below

Name of Body

Function or Role

Community Inclusion Advocates

Individuals engaged by the Chief Minister to support community engagement and community inclusion.

Canberra-Nara Sister City Committee

The committee provides support and advice on activities, delegations and events related to the Canberra-Nara Sister City relationship.

The ACT Cultural Council

The ACT Government’s principal advisory body on the arts. The Council provides advice in relation to the Government’s identified key priorities for the arts including recommendations for funding through the ACT Arts Fund.

ACT Public Art Panel

The ACT Public Art Panel provides advice to the Minister on matters relevant to public art in the ACT.

Regional Development ACT

The RDA ACT is an incorporated association, part funded by the ACT and Commonwealth Governments. It function is to be a trusted intermediary between government and local communities on regional development planning, programs and initiatives. RDA ACT replaces the former Capital Region Development Board / Capital Regional Area Consultative Committee structures.

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