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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2291 ..

(a) Edition

(b) (c) Reviewer advice

(d) Outcome

August 2016

Questioned the basis for the claim related to Gonski funding.

Wording amended to

‘A key principle behind Gonski is that schools are funded on the basis of students’ needs. In Canberra there’s been an increase in funding for schools’.

March 2017

Minor typo amendments.

Suggested amendments made.

June 2017

Minor typo and spelling out of an acronym.

Suggested amendments made.

November 2017

Typos and minor text change suggestions.

Suggested amendments made.

December 2017

Minor text change in Chief Minister’s message relating to the yes vote result of the same sex marriage plebiscite.

Text amended to include ‘proportional to population’.

Amended to; ‘And we had the highest yes vote proportional to population at 74.1 per cent of any jurisdiction.

Jan/Feb 2018

Minor text amendment to Central edition under – ‘In this issue’ on the cover page.

Amendment made.

(3) The newsletter was suspended in accordance with ‘Section 18 of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009, Guideline 6: Advertising campaigns in pre-election period’ of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Guidelines 2010 and ‘Guidance on Caretaker Conventions: December 2015’.

The newsletter was suspended earlier than required by the Act on advice from the Independent Reviewer of Campaign Advertising.

(4) Advertising campaigns were suspended during caretaker period consistent with the above Guidelines and Act. Two campaigns proceeded during the period – a Throsby land release campaign and a Climate Change campaign. Both campaigns were considered to be routine advertising carried out by the agencies in relation to their operational activities which is permissible under the Guidelines and Act. Both campaigns were reviewed by the Independent Reviewer of Campaign Advertising.

The Our Canberra electronic edition was issued in September 2016. This edition included only existing, factual and publically available material. There was no Chief Minister introduction or approval.

(a) A letterbox drop and radio advertising relating to Light Rail stage 2 was suspended in the lead up to caretaker.

(b) These activities were suspended given the timing may have fallen into the caretaker period. This action was in accordance with Section 18 of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009.

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