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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3747..


Personal explanation

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer): I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: You have permission.

MR HUMPHRIES: I have not at any stage suggested or made any criticism of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety. In fact, I want to put on record that I endorse the findings of the standing committee. My comments were meant to be supportive entirely of what the standing committee had come to.

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee

Statement by chairman

MR OSBORNE (12 noon): Pursuant to standing order 246, the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety resolved that I make a statement regarding the ACT policing inquiry. I seek leave to have the statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The statement read as follows:

On 17 February 2000, the committee resolved to inquire into and report on the adequacy of current arrangements for A.C.T community policing with particular reference to:

(1) community perceptions;

(2) outcomes, accountability and value for money;

(3) police morale;

(4) policing priorities and resource allocation;

(5) police numbers;

(6) police training needs; and

(7) any related matter.

The committee advertised for submissions and wrote directly to relevant organisations inviting submissions.

Ten submissions were received. Those making submissions included:

1. Mr Leonard Barratt

2. NSW Minister for Police

3. ACT Neighbourhood Watch Association

4. ACT Council on the Ageing

5., ACTCOSS

6. ACT Ombudsman

7. Youth Coalition of the ACT

8. Manuka Safety Committee

9. Government Submission

10. Australian Federal Police Association


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