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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3649..


(b)

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-to date

Drink driving arrests**

104

98

133

144

22

Source: PROMIS as at 05 September 2005

** Includes arrests/charges from RBT, targeted testing and post-accident testing

(c)

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-to date

Drink driving charges**

1097

1429

1666

1288

197

Source: PROMIS as at 05 September 2005

** Includes arrests/charges from RBT, targeted and post-accident testing

Please note as a result of quality assurance processes and manual data verification these figures may differ from previously reported information

Footnote - Traffic Operations is currently conducting an audit of records for 2001-02 and 2002-03. It is anticipated that this manual verification may result in a minor variation in results of 0-5%. Any variation in final results will be reported at the conclusion of this review.

(d) Please refer to the answer to question 1(d).

Bushfires-hazard reduction

(Question No 496)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2005:

(1) Further to a report in the Canberra City News, 21 July 2005 entitled "Lessening the risk of bushfires"page 9, where specifically did the 18 hazard reduction burns totalling 628 hectares take place and on what date were they conducted;

(2) Of the 198 hectares of the ACT's Urban Edge that had extensive physical removal undertaken, in what locations were these operations conducted and when;

(3) Of the 3 577 hectares mown or slashed, in what locations were these operations conducted and when;

(4) Of the 5 677 hectares of non-sensitive land that was grazed, in what locations and when were these operations conducted and was there a significant reduction in bushfire fuel as a result of the operation;

(5) Does the ACT Government consider the grazing of non-sensitive land an efficient method for fire fuel hazard reduction; if not, why not;

(6) Will the ACT Government continue with each and all of the above fire fuel hazard reductions in the future; if not, why not.

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

(1) I am not prepared to provide the level of detail of the timing and location of the 18 Hazard Reduction burns described in the article. Nevertheless, I will provide a break up


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