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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 10 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 4492..


(3) (a) Data regarding possible narcotics overdoses for the period July 1 to August 31 2004 is not currently available.

(b) According to the National Centre for Coronial Information (NCIS) at Monash University, there were no heroin related overdoses for this period.

(4) According to the National Centre for Coronial Information (NCIS), there were possibly 4 fatal heroin related overdoses for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004.

(5) (a) According to the National Centre for Coronial Information (NCIS), there were possibly 3 fatal heroin related overdoses for the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003.

(b) According to the National Centre for Coronial Information (NCIS) at Monash University, there were possibly 3 fatal heroin related overdoses for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002.

Karralika redevelopment

(Question No 1764)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 18 August 2004:

(1) Where is the Government up to in reworking plans for the Karralika redevelopment;

(2) When will residents be given clear advice on what is the next proposal for redeveloping that site;

(3) Will this advice be delivered prior to the ACT elections.

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

(1) A Karralika Consultative Committee is currently being formed to advise the ACT Government on the future scope and design of the Karralika facility. The Committee is expected to meet in late October 2004. The Government is committed to this consultation process and will be advised by the Committee prior to making any future plans for the redevelopment.

(2) On September 2 2004, the Government announced that it's preferred option for the Karralika drug rehabilitation facility at Fadden is for the construction of an additional 10 beds at the facility. This option is a significantly reduced development to the original proposal and will be referred to the Karralika Consultative Committee for consideration. Further advice to residents will be available following the Committee's deliberations.

(3) Not applicable.

Yass District Hospital

(Question No 1766)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 18 August 2004:


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