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It is not possible to provide an answer to the questions posed by Mr Coe without a physical recall, inspection and consideration of records held by each ACT Public Sector Agency and in some cases, individual members of the ACT public service.
For this reason it is not possible to answer the member’s question without an unreasonable diversion of the Service’s time and resources and as Chief Minister, I decline to do so.
Questions without notice taken on notice
Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 28 November 2013): As at 2 December 2013 the Rural Fire Service has 14 paid positions, 12 of which are filled and two (2) are currently vacant.
ACT Emergency Services Agency—management
Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 28 November 2013): This matter was brought to my attention on 22 November 2012.
Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 28 November 2013): Information on how the outcomes of the centenary year will be measured and who will undertake the data collection is provided in the attached schedule.
The budget allocated for evaluation of the centenary year is $150,000.
(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).
Mr Corbell (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Doszpot on Tuesday, 17 September 2013): Whilst a capability target may not have been specified under Recommendation 20 of the Auditor-General’s audit report on the ACT’s bushfire preparedness, the ESA’s capability development framework will identify minimum levels of Incident Management Team requirements.
The ESA, in line with Recommendation 20 of the Auditor General’s audit report, is also undertaking an independent review of the capability of these officers. Under the project, the ESA will review its capability against the new Australasian Inter Service Incident Management System version IV 2003 (AIIMS).
Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Tuesday, 17 September 2013): I was made aware by briefing provided to me on the Auditor-General’s audit report on the ACT’s bushfire preparedness prior to its release on 25 July 2013.