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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3981..


Answers to questions

Bushfires-gas mains

(Question No 1482)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 4 May 2004:

When might I receive a reply to my letter of 29 January 2004 concerning the safety of the suburban gas infrastructure, for example, whether or not it could be turned off in an emergency such as a bushfire and the effectiveness of plastic in the mains.

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

The member has been provided with a copy of my response. I apologise for the delay in responding.

However, as the member has been verbally advised by Mr Corbell's office, the delay was in part due to wanting to provide a comprehensive answer which in part depended on gaining further information. My response provides that advice.

Police force-allegations

(Question No 1579)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 23 June 2004:

(1) How many allegations of police corruption have been received by (a) the Minister's office and (b) ACT Policing from members of the public in (i) 2000-2001, (ii) 2001-2002, (iii) 2002-2003 and (iv) 2003-2004;

(2) What action has been taken regarding these allegations in (a) 2000-2001, (b) 2001-2002, (c) 2002-2003 and (d) 2003-2004;

(3) How many allegations of police corruption have been received by the (a) Minister's office and (b) ACT Policing from members of the AFP or ACT Policing in (i) 2000-2001, (ii) 2001-2002, (iii) 2002-2003 and (iv) 2003-2004;

(4) What action has been taken regarding these allegations in (a) 2000-2001, (b) 2001-2002, (c) 2002-2003 and (d) 2003-2004.

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

Questions (1), (2), (3) and (4) have been dealt with collectively as the substance of this material is heavily interrelated.

(1-4) The Minister's office has not received any complaints of corruption but if it did it would pass the allegations to the Chief Police Officer for investigation.

The AFP maintains one of the strictest police complaints regimes in Australia with complaints being investigated by the AFP Professional Standards area under the scrutiny of the Commonwealth Ombudsman.


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