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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1437 ..

6. What is the Government doing to increase tourism in the Territory following the bushfires;

The Government has developed a new domestic, marketing campaign that led into the 2003 autumn marketing campaign to promote Canberra and increase tourism in the Territory. Implementation strategies include a television advertising campaign supported by a marketing brochure to be distributed to extensively to the travel trade and consumer.

7. Is the Government working with the Commonwealth to maximise opportunities that may be forthcoming following the Federal Tourism Minister's announcement of the 'See Australia' campaign, if so, what is the

ACT doing to be involved in that campaign, if not, why is the ACT not involved.

The Government, along with other states and the Northern Territory, has worked closely with the Commonwealth on its See Australia Campaign to maximise awareness of Canberra as a desirable domestic tourist destination. Recently, the Federal Government has initiated a new campaign as the domestic market is facing substantial challenges due to the:

- drought and bushfire impact on infrastructure.

- Iraqi War and

- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) health scare.

The Government is already running a recovery campaign for the domestic market and the new 'See Australia' campaign is complimentary to what is already being undertaken.

Charity bins

(Question No 511)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to charity bins:

(1) Has the Minister received any complaints about the messy state of some charity bin sites across Canberra, if so, how many and in what areas;

(2) Does the government have any jurisdiction over the collection of goods from charity bin sites;

(3) Does the government have any power to authorise for collections to take place on a more frequent basis;

(4) If not, is there anything the government can do to assist charity groups to collect goods at charity bin sites more frequently;

(5) Can the government issue any sort of warning for untidy and unsightly sites that become quasi-dumping grounds;

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