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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1221..


(4) What action was taken against those persons not prosecuted;

(5) What action was taken against any accompanying adult who was either supplying alcohol to the young person or permitting the young person to purchase or consume alcohol.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The Office of Fair Trading has five inspectors who undertake after hours inspections of licensed premises, including the Canberra Stadium.

(b) The inspectors have a general program of after hours inspections that includes football games associated with the two codes at Canberra Stadium. Inspections have been undertaken at two of the first three Brumbies games this season. It is expected that the majority of the remainder of the Brumbies games will also be the subject of inspections as well as a number of the Raiders games.

(2) 10.

(3) (a) One.

(b) The one person who was prosecuted was found guilty.

(c) The offender was reprimanded by the court.

(4) The remaining nine were cautioned under the provisions of the Liquor Act 1975.

(5) An adult who supplied liquor to two minors has been issued with a summons to appear in Court. The matter is still to be heard. The permit holder at the stadium was prosecuted for selling liquor to two minors and was fined $550.00 plus $52.00 court costs.

Medical indemnity fund

(Question No 1313)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1) Is the Government still proceeding with plans to establish a medical indemnity fund in the A.C.T.;

(2) Further to your response to Question on notice No 891, in which you stated that the terms of reference for this investigation had not been established, have they now been established;

(3) What work, if any, has progressed on the idea to establish a medical indemnity fund in the A.C.T.

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

(1) As a consequence of the "Report to the Prime Minister from the Medical Indemnity Policy Review Panel", released on 10 December 2003, the Government is reconsidering its strategies in respect of cover for doctors' medical indemnity liability.

(2) No, refer (1) above.


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