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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3280..


Date Reported

Fireworks Incident

11 June 2004

6

12 June 2004

7

13 June 2004

10

14 June 2004 (until 11.59pm)

10

Total 2004

33

Source: 'Fireworks Incidents' recorded on PROMIS as at 2 July 2004.

ACT Policing Communications also received 110 calls or inquiries regarding fireworks.

(2) Of the 30 complaints received by ACT Policing, 13 complaints were investigated. The remaining 20 complaints were not investigated because the information provided to police was insufficient to justify an investigation or police attendance. The action taken by police varied depending on the nature of the incident reported and included searches of reported incident locations, identifying and obtaining information from witnesses, scene examination, photographing fireworks, the seizure of fireworks, and the referral of incidents to ACT WorkCover.

(3) (a) See part (1).

(b) ACT Policing seized one commercial grade firework (a four inch mortar).

(c) From Friday 11 June 2004 to Monday 15 June 2004, the ACT Policing Bomb Response Team received one referral regarding fireworks. This referral was a request for information by a general duties patrol.

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(Question No 1618)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 24 June 2004:

(1) In relation to the Community Garden Project to establish community gardens in three of six residential complexes and the subsequent service agreement between the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and the YWCA, out of the $24 000 allocated to the project how much did each of the three separate projects receive;

(2) Can the Minister provide a detailed summary of funds allocated to each project;

(3) How much of the $24 000 allocated in totality was consumed in administrative costs;

(4) Putting aside the administrative costs, how much of the $24 000 allocated actually went into the three projects;

(5) With regard to the actual funds spent after administrative costs are removed, what was the money spent on, broken down by project.

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


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