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community sectors and incorporates a Canberra and region supplier quotation requirement and an Economic Contribution Test which assesses regional economic contribution.

(3) The 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT has been developed using existing tourism and major events data, key market intelligence, competitor analysis and feedback from key internal and external stakeholders – including the local events and festivals sector. Ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders will continue as Strategy implementation progresses.

(4) The ACT Government places a high value on the insights, skills and experience of the local events and festivals sector. An initial stakeholder consultation phase played a key role in the development of the Strategy and the intention is to maintain clear and open lines of dialogue to support and guide successful Strategy roll-out.

(5) The 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT recognises and values Canberra’s inherent strengths as a creative and cultural hub. As such, a strong working relationship with artsACT has been established from an events and tourism perspective. Both the Strategy and the 2015 ACT Arts Policy identify cross-Government collaboration as a critical factor for success.

(6) It is recognised that events provide an excellent platform for local content and local talent. The ACT Government seeks to achieve an appropriate balance in event programming elements capable of driving attendance from local, interstate and overseas audiences. Central to this is a strong preference to include local content as a means of showcasing the best of the Canberra region. However, we do not believe content based quotas are an appropriate mechanism to do this.

Animals—dog management
(Question No 763)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) In relation to the ministerial statement entitled Management of Dogs in the ACT presented to the Assembly on Thursday, 21 September 2017, what is the significance of the 21,900,000 “interactions per year” figure given in the statement.

(2) How was this figure calculated.

(3) Where was the data underpinning this figure sourced.

(4) Why were animal-to-animal and animal-to-stranger interactions excluded.

(5) If the reason for (4) is not for the lack of data, can the Minister provide the figures and data for these more high-risk interactions.

(6) What low-cost or subsidised training programs are available for fixed and low income families with dogs to support behavioural training.

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