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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1197..


(3) Of these 95 return trips, the number of flights undertaken between Canberra and Sydney or vice versa were:

July 2003

3 flights (legs)

August 2003

19 flights (legs)

September 2003

10 flights (legs)

October 2003

8 flights (legs)

November 2003

15 flights (legs)

December 2003

26 flights (legs)

January 2004

4 flights (legs)

(4) Of the flights listed at (3), the number undertaken on Qantas, Rex Airlines and airlines other than Qantas or Rex were:

July 2003

2 flights (legs) on Qantas, 1 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

August 2003

15 flights (legs) on Qantas, 4 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

September 2003

8 flights (legs) on Qantas, 2 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

October 2003

3 flights (legs) on Qantas, 5 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

November 2003

15 flights (legs) on Qantas

December 2003

16 flights (legs) on Qantas, 10 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

January 2004

2 flights (legs) on Qantas, 2 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

Emergency services-communications upgrade

(Question No 1256)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on Wednesday, 11 February 2004:

In relation to the upgrade of the emergency services communications system:

(1) What work has been completed on the upgrade of the emergency services communications system in the A.C.T.;

(2) As at 31 January how much of the $312,000 allocated to this project had been expended;

(3) What has been delivered for the money expended to date;

(4) How does the Government anticipate to spend $23.668m on this project by June 2007 when only $312,000 has been allocated this financial year.

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

(1) The work to date has been to scope the project and recruit a project team. It was never anticipated that the actual procurement of the new capability could commence before the financial year 2004/05.

(2) As at 31 January 2004 expenditure was $6,350. Progress has been slower than anticipated due to the concurrent demands on the Emergency Services Bureau (ESB) staff arising from the McLeod Inquiry and the Coroner's Inquiry. Project staff have been recruited and expenditure will now accelerate rapidly.


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