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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 384..


Weston Park-vandalism

(Question No 1159)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on

9 December 2003

In relation to acts of vandalism at Weston Park:

(1) How many reported acts of vandalism have occurred at Weston Park during (a) 2001 (b) 2002 and (c) 2003 to date;

(2) How many offenders have been apprehended for such vandalism in the years (1) above;

(3) How many prosecutions have there been or charges laid against such offenders in the years at (1) above.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The 2001 there were five reports of vandalism in the Park, in 2002 there were four and from 1 January 2003 to 30 November 2003 there were six.

(2) Nil.

(3) As above.

Youth-community-based orders

(Question No 1161)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 10 December 2003

In relation to the September 2003 Quarterly Performance Report for the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services, Output Class 4.5, Youth Justice:

(1) What are the reasons for more young people being referred to the courts than predicted leading to the number of custody days in the first quarter to be 2 232, nearly half of the target of 5 500 custody days for 2003-2004;

(2) What are the reasons for more young people being referred by the courts than predicted leading to the number of youth on community based orders in the first quarter to be 253, over 90% of the amended target of 280 for 2003-2004;

(3) What are the reasons for more young people being referred by the courts than predicted leading to the number of custody days used by youth with special needs in the first quarter to be 2 110, over 50% of the amended target of 4 000 for 2003-2004.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is:

(1) A custody day refers to a day spent either on remand or on a committal order. The number of custody days is determined by the courts. This is beyond the control of Youth Services.


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