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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1928 ..


(2) For each directorate and government agency for which the minister is responsible for, provide a breakdown of the (a) total number of subscription or distribution lists for members of the public that are maintained, (b) the name or nature of the list, (c) the reason for the list and nature of content sent out, (d) how many contacts are in the subscription or distribution list and (e) how often content is sent out.

(3) Do any directorate and government agency for which the minister is responsible for share subscription or distribution lists with (a) other ACT Government directorates or agencies, (b) contractors or consultants or (c) other third parties; if so, (i) which subscription or distribution list is shared and with what entity, (ii) what protections are in place to preserve the privacy of individuals and (iii) what restrictions are placed on the use of data.

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

In responding to your questions we have interpreted media and communications roles (strategic communications and media, digital communications, and marketing and advertising roles) as those which ensure the community is well informed about the full breadth of government programs, policy and services. ACT Government public information activities and campaigns are undertaken for the following reasons:

public health or safety campaigns and campaigns that assist in the preservation of order in the event of an emergency or crisis;

campaigns that help ensure public safety, personal security or that encourage responsible behaviour and to maximise compliance with the law;

campaigns that attract investment and promote the ACT as a business and tourist destination;

to inform the community of new, existing, changed policies, programs and services;

to raise awareness of a planned or new initiative or event;

to initiate community consultation;

to promote awareness of rights, responsibilities, duties or entitlements;

to encourage social cohesion, civic pride, community spirit, tolerance, or to inform the community about a public policy outcome.

routine advertising carried out by agencies in relation to their core operational activities(for example changes to conditions or fees for services such as Transport Canberra buses, public housing or public landfill or jobs and tender advertising).

A Whole of Government response by Directorate is attached as:

Attachment A - Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Attachment A (i) – CIT

Attachment B – Community Service Directorate

Attachment C – Education Directorate

Attachment D – Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Attachment D (i) – City Renewal Authority

Attachment D (ii) – Suburban Land Agency

Attachment E – Health Directorate

Attachment F – Justice and Community Safety Directorate


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