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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Christmas 2010 - Stop Blame
The Christmas 2010 ‘Stop Blame’ campaign sought to challenge the attitude of blaming the victim for rape and sexual assault. Both crimes peak during the Christmas period but, at the same time, are amongst the lowest reported.
It is well documented that society often holds the victim responsible to some degree for an assault, and also that victims fear being blamed. The aim was to lessen the taboo in reporting these crimes and increase the rate of recognition of rape and assault as being the crime, rather than the victim’s demeanour, dress or alcohol consumption.
The campaign website contained a video, comments section, frequently asked questions, further information, links to other key campaigns, and a myth busting page. The website was supported by digital advertising, on Facebook, bus stop and telephone box posters and a radio advertisement.
- Radio - There were 2,379,062 opportunities for people across Wales to hear the adverts.
- Website - 9,500 visitors from 79 countries, with 78 comments posted, 53% very positive and 23% very negative, the rest more neutral. 82% of traffic to the site was driven by Facebook advertisements and 86.6% of total traffic came from referring sites (e.g. blogs).
- YouTube - 4,000 viewings with an equal gender split. 54% audience fell within the target audience age-range of 16-35. The campaign video was accounted for 62% of all video viewings on the Assembly website for the Christmas period.
- Posters - 132 posters for 2 weeks, with 21 remaining up for a further 2 weeks. Estimated audience reach – 565,000 people.
Feedback from stakeholders, both those involved in pre-testing the campaign and those with no involvement in its development was very positive. Qualitative support for the campaign can also be measured to some extent by analysis of comments posted to the site.
While the majority of comments were either strongly supportive (53%) or strongly critical (23%) of the key campaign message, there were plenty who posted opinion or comment that indicated that the campaign had been thought provoking and had challenged their stance on the issue.
View: Stop Blame video on YouTube (External link)