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(7) If a car was not sent out to the area, why not.

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

(1) For the period 01 July 2002 to 30 June 2003 there were six burnout offences reported in the Gungahlin area, while for the period 01 July 2003 to 31 March 2004, two burnout offences were reported.

(2) Of the reported burnout offences for 2002-2003, police patrols attended five out of the six occurrences, while for 01 June 2003 to 31 March 2004, police patrols attended on one of the two occasions.

(3) (4) In 2002-2003, three of the offences were cleared by caution, one offence was not cleared and the remaining two were cleared otherwise. For 01 June 2003 to 31 March 2004, both offences were cleared otherwise. For both periods, there were no charges relating to burnout offences that appeared before a court.

(5) Yes

(6) (a) ACT Policing received a number of phone calls about burnouts in Amaroo in the early hours of 26 March 2004; however it would be too resource intensive to determine the exact number of phone calls for that time period.

(b) and (c) A patrol was sent to investigate the matter, however no offenders were identified.

(7) Not applicable.

The Canberra Plan launch

(Question No 1453)

Mr Smyth asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 1 April 2004:

1) What was the cost to Government of the festivities organised, including bands and marquee hire, for the launch of The Canberra Plan in Civic Square? Please provide itemised costs;

2) Why was it necessary to hire two bands and three tents to launch The Canberra Plan?

3) How much did it cost the Government to (a) print and (b) distribute Canberra Plan brochures to send to every household in Canberra?

4) How much has it cost to (a) produce and (b) air (i) television and (ii) radio advertising of The Canberra Plan?

5) How much has it cost for publication of newspaper advertising of The Canberra Plan?

6) Has any other advertising of The Canberra Plan taken place? If so, what form of advertising and what has been the cost of that advertising?

7) Why does electronic advertising for The Canberra Plan not carry an authorisation statement as required by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Act 1992.

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


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