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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1675..


of the education initiative. This has eliminated compartmentalisation of the education function created by the former structure, and broadens the skills and roles of inspectors to include education and information aspects of compliance. The communication activities of the former unit, including newsletters, web site education and organising events, seminars and presentations, has been moved to the Regulatory Leadership section of WorkCover. Regulatory Leadership staff and the OHS Commissioner are also involved in educational activities and presentations.

2. See answer to (1) above.

3. WorkCover collects statistics on "workplace inspections"rather than "workplace visits". Statistics on inspections and education activities are collated on a quarterly basis, rather than on a monthly basis. The provision of monthly statistics would require each inspector to review their logbooks for the preceding six months to extract data. I am not prepared to authorise the use of the considerable resources that would be necessary to prepare the detailed information required to answer the Member's question in this respect. I have instead provided information on a quarterly basis.

(a)

Workplace inspections:

September 2003 quarter

972 inspections

December 2003 quarter

1354 inspections

March 2004 quarter (1 Jan - 18 March)

1003 inspections

(b)

Education activities:

September 2003 quarter

26 education sessions

458 attendees

December 2003 quarter

5 education sessions

265 attendees

March 2004 quarter (1 Jan - 18 March)

24 education sessions

718 attendees

WorkCover also delivers education activities on line through its web site (www.workcover.act.gov.au/actsafe/education.cfm).

The following numbers of people completed the ActSafe education program during the relevant period:

September 2003 quarter

379

December 2003 quarter

530

March 2004 quarter (1 Jan - 18 March)

1681

Crime prevention

(Question No 1380)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on Wednesday, 10 March 2004:

(1) How much of the $1.076m allocated in the Department of Justice and Community Safety crime prevention budget for 2003-04 has been expended to date;

(2) What has been delivered for the expenditure;


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