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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2011) . . Page.. 810 ..


two (2) suggestions related to advice for bushfire prevention and alert;

one (1) request to clear blocked drains; and

one (1) suggestion regarding allocation of Stimulus Package.

Office of Industrial Relations

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (JACS) received two (2) suggestions regarding Family & Community Day and Melbourne Cup Day. Responsibility for matters under the Holidays Act 1958 moved from JACS to the Chief Minister’s Department, accordingly the suggestions were forwarded to the OIR.

(2) ACT Electoral Commission

No further action was taken regarding this feedback.

Australian Federal Police

No further action was taken regarding this feedback.

Worksafe ACT

The suggestions regarding banning of consumer fireworks and removing Family & Community Day from Melbourne Cup Day were considered and implemented.

Emergency Services Agency

The ESA considers all feedback in the context of improving the ACT community’s preparedness (resilience) for emergencies in compliance with the Emergencies Act 2004. The ESA actively encourages and responds to feedback from the ACT community. In addition to constituents being able to submit feedback via Canberra Connect, constituents can also submit feedback directly via the ESA Website.

Office of Industrial Relations

The OIR conducted a community consultation surrounding the future of Family & Community Day and its day of observance.

(3) The 22 suggestions received did not require a response. A response is provided to feedback only when the constituent requests a response. If a response is requested, the relevant agency will follow up with a telephone call or email acknowledging the feedback and where appropriate providing the constituent with further advice regarding their feedback/query. Where feedback is received that is the responsibility of another agency – Canberra Connect is advised with a request to reallocate the query to the appropriate agency.

(4) ACT Electoral Commission

Not applicable.

Australian Federal Police

Not applicable.

Worksafe ACT

The suggestions regarding banning of consumer fireworks and removing Family & Community Day from Melbourne Cup Day were considered and implemented.

Emergency Services Agency

Of the twelve suggestions received by the ESA:

three (3) related to ESA Website errors – these were addressed immediately;

five (5) were requests to update the format/content of the ESA Website. The ESA Website is currently being reviewed with the intention of upgrading the portal for increased functionality and stability, taking into account the need to


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