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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1549..


Motor vehicle inspectors

(Question No 354)

Mr Hargreaves asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to Vehicle Inspectors:

(1) How many vehicle inspectors were there in:

(a) 1997/1998;

(b) 1998/1999;

(c) 1999/2000; and

(d) 2000/2001.

(2) Are all vehicle inspectors fully qualified mechanics.

(3) How many years experience does each vehicle inspector have.

(4) What are the qualifications of each inspector.

Mr Smyth: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) The following are the number of vehicle inspectors employed by the Department of Urban Services at 31 March for each year requested

1997/1998 Total 14

1998/1999 Total 12

1999/2000 Total 12

2000/2001 Total 9

It is important to recognise that there are also 142 Authorised Examiners who conduct roadworthy inspections in 82 private premises under the Authorised Examiner Scheme.

(2) All vehicle inspectors are qualified mechanics.

(3) Vehicle inspectors employed at 31 March 2001 have experience ranging from 2 years to 22 years. The following figures are the years of experience for each vehicle inspector.

1 @ 2 years

1 @ 8 years

1 @ 9 years

1 @ 10 years

2 @ 14 years

1 @ 15 years

1 @ 21 years

1 @ 22 years

(4) All Vehicle Inspectors are qualified mechanics and members of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. Four are also Automotive Gas Fitters.


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