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-  Regional tourism partnerships - ACTC is a participant in Project SCAN, a $1.5 million project supported by Australian Government’s Australian Tourism Development Program to stimulate the growth of tourism in the region.

Access to research and statistics through Tourism Research Australia.

Mutual cooperation through high level forums including:

- Australian Standing Committee on Tourism (ASCOT)

The Committee's main objective is to improve co-operation and co-ordination of Government policies and activities as they affect tourism. ASCOT meets twice annually and comprises representatives of the relevant Ministers´ departments and Tourism Australia,

- Tourism Ministers' Council (TMC)

The main role of the Tourism Ministers´ Council (TMC) is to facilitate consultation and policy co-ordination between members on tourism matters. Council members include Ministers responsible for tourism from the Commonwealth, each State and Territory and New Zealand. Representatives from Norfolk Island and Papua New Guinea hold observer status. The TMC meets annually, and

-  Participation in Australian Tourism Data Warehouse, a central database of Australian tourism product information containing details of Australian accommodation, destination information, events, tour and transport products. This national database is utilised by regional, national and global websites.

 ACTC works cooperatively on collaborative marketing campaigns with the Federal Government to develop special features that reflect the nation’s capital. Examples include:

-  the Summer of Silver Marketing Campaign in 2004 in collaboration with participating national institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Library of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery,

-  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Trail in 2005 to promote the national capital as well as Floriade in which 15 attractions are participating. Major daily newspaper ‘liftouts’ contributed to by all major institutions and private sector attractions were placed in the Sydney Morning Herald,

-  12 attractions will participate in the Directors Cut function to engage Federal politicians in early 2006,

- Project SCAN (Detailed under (1) above), and

-  ACTC works with the Federal Department of Tourism, through Tourism Australia to promote tourism both nationally and overseas. (Detailed under (1) above).

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(Question No 619)

Mrs Dunne asked the Speaker, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

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