Fw: FYI on Gang-gangs

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Subject: Fw: FYI on Gang-gangs
From: "Rosie - Internode" <>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 17:59:29 +1000
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Shane Rattenbury MLA, Environment spokesperson, ACT Greens  

25 March 2011

The gang- gang should stay!

Shane Rattenbury, Greens Environment spokesperson, has called on the Government to retain the famous gang-gang logo for parks rangers in the ACT, and also give immediate consideration to integrating parks rangers back into the new Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.

ACT Government logos, including the gang-gang are under review and could be culled as part of a major restructure being undertaken, in response to the Hawke Review.

?The Greens think that the gang-gang logo is one logo that should stay with our parks rangers ? it is not only our official fauna emblem, it?s a logo that has been used by the service for the past 30 years,? Mr Rattenbury said.

?People in the ACT and around Australia know and understand what that logo represents, and it makes our specialised parks rangers easily identifiable in the community..

?Working more effectively as ?one public service? is not about unnecessary rebadging rangers and repainting vehicles ? what?s more important is the way our public service is organised.

The Greens have written to the Government to ask them to take the opportunity of the restructure to move parks rangers, and pest and weed managers, back into the new Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate where they naturally belong.

?Our parks service has been under increasing pressure in recent years to do more with less, and staff morale is low. Removing the logo, and leaving parks rangers stranded in TAMS isn?t going to make the situation any better.?

?We are talking about expert biodiversity managers who are currently working in a different department to the people who write biodiversity policy ? Environment department would seem the natural fit.

?The Government has a great opportunity here to build a team that can deliver integrated natural resource management, something the ACT desperately needs,? said Mr Rattenbury.

The Gang-gang:

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Burmester ? 0423 657 561, 6205 3057 ACT Legislative Assembly GPO Box 1020, Canberra ACT 2601

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