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public affairs advice and planning. The division also coordinates protocol advice, briefs, ministerial, hospitality and special events for the Chief Minister, and provides secretariat services to the Head of Service for ACT and National Honours and Awards.

2. The Communications Division comprises of core communications delivery teams of Whole of Government Communications, Strategic Communications & Media – Access Canberra and Strategic Communications & Media – Chief Minister & Treasury (referenced in QON 386-414), as well as Strategic Engagement, and Design and Digital. Classification brackets are:

SES Band 1-1; SOG A -5; SOG B-2; SOG C-10; AS06-8

3. CMTEDD Communications provides the following services and tools to ACT Government directorates and agencies including:

Media monitoring;

Strategic engagement advice for the Engagement Reform project funded in the 2014/18 budget, including managing the Your Say engagement platform;

The application and operation of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009 and Guidelines, and facilitating reviews through the Independent Reviewer;

Production of the Our Canberra print and digital newsletter delivered to all Canberra households;

Managing WHOG emergency and emerging communications responses, including responsibility for the establishment and coordination of a whole of government Public Information Coordination Centre (PICC), and training for staff preparedness in the event of an emergency;

Professional development opportunities; and

Management of Community Council grants and acquittals;

4. CMTEDD Communications provided workshops for Community Council members in 2016-17. See Question on Notice 423 for detail. No training was provided to external organisations in 2014-15 and 2015-16. CMTEDD Communications also provides a media monitoring service to the Legislative Assembly Library for distribution to all MLAs. This service commenced in July 2016.

Icon Water—shared services
(Question No 418)

Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 4 August 2017 (redirected to the Treasurer):

Were the Icon Water and ActewAGL shared services contracts considered under the Memorandum of Understanding with UnionsACT; if so, can the Chief Minister outline the process that was undertaken and the outcome; if not (a) why did these contracts not fall within the ambit of the UnionsACT Memorandum of Understanding and (b) was UnionsACT provided with information about these contracts and the consequential impact on Icon Water’s workforce.

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