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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3448 ..


(1) Is the Minister able to provide the results of testing done from the monitoring of Fadden Pond clean out.

(2) Has any monitoring been done downstream to identify any impacts.

(3) Will Fadden Pond be restocked with native fish.

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

(1) Testing of Fadden Pond was not conducted as it was not required under the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) approved by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

(2) Monitoring was not conducted as it was not required under the EMP approved by the EPA.

(3) Yes, EPSDD is planning to re-stock Fadden Pond with Golden Perch when stocks become available.


ACT public service—independence(Question No 448)

Mrs Jones asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) Is the ACT Public Service apolitical.

(2) Why does the Chief Minister’s photograph appear on the internal ACT Whole of Government Shared Services website at http://sharedservices/actgovt/default.htm.

(3) Who decided to include a photograph of the Chief Minister on the website.

(4) Why was a photograph of the Chief Minister included on the website.

(5) Was the Chief Minister or his office consulted about whether or not to include a photograph of himself on the website.

(6) Was the Chief Minister or his office consulted about which photograph should be used on the website.

(7) Is the Chief Minster concerned that having a photograph of himself on an internal ACT Whole of Government website might lead Canberrans to doubt whether or not the ACT Public Service is encouraged to be apolitical.

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

(1) The Code of Conduct for the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) outlines employee values and signature behaviours. The values outline that integrity in the ACTPS means being apolitical.

(2) Internal inquiries into the Chief Minister’s photograph appearing on the internal ACT Whole of Government Shared Services website concluded the following:


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