Page 5604 - Week 14 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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(5) The area containing the shot put/discus circles at the north-west end of the second oval is currently mown at least once per week which is considered sufficient to maintain safety and amenity.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Gaming—conflict of interest

Mr Ramsay (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 8 June 2017):

The Government takes transparency and the management of real or perceived conflicts of interest seriously. Every person who has a role in the Government has strict reporting requirements and rules of conduct to ensure sound, independent decision-making.

The ACT Government has robust rules for declaring and resolving conflicts of interest. Ministers abide by the Ministerial Code of Conduct 2012, which is available on the Chief Minister, Treasury, and Economic Development Directorate website.

As Members of the Assembly, all Ministers also declare their interests and those declarations are published on the ACT Legislative Assembly website.

These measures are more than adequate to assess any perceived conflicts of interests and ensure transparent decision making in Government. There are equivalent transparency frameworks in place for Ministerial staff and members of the public service.

Access Canberra—mediation providers

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert and Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 21 September 2017):

1. A list of service providers in the ACT that offer free or low-cost mediation or alternative dispute resolution are available at Attachment A. Please note that while best endeavours have been made, this document may not be an exhaustive list of services available in the ACT.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Animals—dog attacks

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 21 September 2017):

DAS may not be informed of all circumstances where a person has either been attacked by a dog, or consequentially if a person has been presented to hospital as a result of that attack. DAS take every incident of an attack very seriously and while 389 attacks were reported, the data collected by DAS is only applicable where a report has actually been made.

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