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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2191..


Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) The Road Rescue Fee was introduced by the Liberal Government in January 1997. The intended purpose of the Road Rescue Fee is to help fund the provision of all emergency services for a person who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident on a public road within the ACT.

The road rescue fee also provides ambulance cover for transportation to the nearest hospital for people who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on a public road within the ACT.

The Road Safety Contribution was introduced by the Liberal Government in July 1998. The intended purpose of the Road Safety Contribution, which is paid to the NRMA ACT Road Safety Trust, is to enhance road safety within the ACT.

(2) Revenue from the Road Rescue Fee is used to offset the operational costs of road rescue services in the ACT. It not only helps fund pre-hospital paramedic level care provided by ambulance personnel and associated transport costs but also Fire Brigade services at accident scenes and the rescue of motorists trapped in crashed vehicles.

The Road Safety Contribution and matching contribution by NRMA Insurance represents the only funding source for the ACT Road Safety Trust. In the pursuit of the Trust's road safety objectives, the money is used to fund the annual grants programs that support worthwhile road safety initiatives.

(3) The revenue raised from the Road Rescue fee in 2002-2003 was $3,211,473.

The revenue raised from the Road Safety Contribution in 2002-2003 was $417,227.

Government contracts

(Question Nos 1411-1413)

Mr Berry asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 30 March 2004:

In relation to contracts for the financial years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 to date, for each agency the Minister is responsible for, could the Minister provide the following information:

(1) number of contracts;

(2) number of consultants;

(3) number of contractors;

(4) number of labour hire firms;

(5) number of contracts containing labour hire component;

(6) number of contracts with no labour hire component;

(7) types of services provided;

(8) number of contracts needing extension after 2003;


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