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b) Acknowledgement of the request is to be sent as soon as practicable after submission.

c) The criteria includes the viability to extract the data as well as any confidentiality and/or privacy considerations. The timeframe is dependent on identifying the correct data owners and the ability to extract data within existing operational requirements.

d) The individual should be advised of the request approval or rejection.

e) Once identified, the data owner needs to follow the processes required of their individual directorate to approve the release of the data. Once approved the dataset owner can be given access to publish the dataset on dataACT

(5) The ACT Government was recently a Premier sponsor for GovHack which has local, national and international participation. The dataACT site was advertised extensively leading up to and during the event as the location for GovHack competitors to find datasets to use.

(6) Data is published in accordance with the Proactive Release of Data (Open Data) Policy, which states:

The Policy concerns disclosure of de-identified data sets. It does not set any mandates for the release of documents or personal information in any unlawful manner or in any way that is inconsistent with existing legislation, standards, or policies relevant to government data and information.

(7) As per 6 above, datasets that include personally identifiable or confidential data are exempt from publication on dataACT. All data published on dataACT is available openly to anyone to access.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate—communications
(Question No 417)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:

(1) What is the role of the Communications Unit in the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD).

(2) What are the titles of each section in the Communications Unit and the number of staff by classification bracket.

(3) As well as performing a role in CMTEDD, what role does the Communications Unit provide other ACT Government directorates and agencies.

(4) Does the Communications Unit provide services, including training, to external organisations; if so, can the Chief Minister provide the (a) names of the organisations, (b) dates and (c) nature of the services provided for the years (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17.

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

1. The Communications division is responsible for directorate and whole-of-government communications, engagement, digital communications, branding and the provision of

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