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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3619..


  • Most kangaroo collisions occur along arterial roadways where there is little human contact. Scavenging birds will normally clean up carcasses not picked up by rangers relatively quickly, particularly in summer when carcasses decay very quickly

    • The smell associated with decay of animals killed in closely settled areas if left would be unpleasant to any nearby residents. Removal of these animals is always a priority.

    • One reason why carcasses are removed, apart from the concerns for public safety, is so that the pouches of females can be inspected and any joeys humanely dealt with rather than allow them to suffer a slow death from hyperthermia or starvation.

(8) Kangaroos are not the property of the ACT Government however the general public are advised through the media of the need to take care when driving.

Graffiti

(Question No 1630)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 30 June 2004:

(1) How many (a) charges were laid and (b) convictions obtained for (i) graffiti and (ii) littering offences in the 2003-04 financial year;

(2) What is the total amount of revenue obtained from the (a) graffiti and (b) littering convictions.

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

(1) (a) (b)(i) and (ii)

Number of offences for Graffiti and Littering

1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004

Offences

Convictions

Offences

Convictions

Graffiti 1(a)(i)

Graffiti 1(b)(ii)

Littering 1(a)(ii)

Littering 1(b)(ii)

Arrest

1

Convicted with

24 hrs community service

1

Yet to be heard

Caution

5

No further action

1

No further action

Charged before court

3

1 yet to be heard

1 convicted with community service order

1 not proceeding

-

Diversionary Conference

2

No further action

-

Summons

10

7 yet to be heard

1 convicted

2 not proceeding

2

1 convicted

1 dismissed


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