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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3622..


infringements will be paid in later financial years (see Note 2) which is represented as revenue in output reporting.

2. For 03/04, overdue infringements that remain unpaid at the time of producing this report will decrease and some further revenues will be collected in 04/05, especially for infringements issued in May/June 2004.

3. Figures for speeding infringements that are disputed, not withdrawn or which progress to court proceedings are not recorded individually by the AFP, only as a total of all infringements

Motor vehicles-inspections

(Question No 1636)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

(1) How many vehicles were randomly inspected in the A.C.T. during (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04;

(2) How many vehicles referred to in part (1) failed inspection;

(3) What penalties were imposed upon vehicle owners whose vehicles failed inspection;

(4) How often are random inspection stations set up at various locations throughout the A.C.T. annually and what is the average number of cars inspected on each occasion.

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

(1)

(a)

2001-02

-

50,702

(b)

2002-03

-

52,326

(c)

2003-04

-

49,341

(2)

The following number of vehicles failed inspection and were issued with a defect notice

(a)

2001-02

-

3,902

(b)

2002-03

-

2,711

(c)

2003-04

-

3,240

(3) ACT Vehicle Inspectors issue defect notices to vehicles that fail an inspection. The AFP may impose financial penalties.

(4) Over the past three years, an average of 552 random inspection stations have been set up in the ACT by Urban Services Vehicle Inspectors. On average 92 vehicles are inspected on each occasion.

Blackberry spraying

(Question No 1637)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

(1) Have Canberra Urban Parks and Places undertaken any blackberry spraying during (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04; if so, in which areas;


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