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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 978..


Injuries reported as "hit object with body"consist largely of cuts and bruises sustained while arresting or restraining a person or in a scenario involving use of force during operational safety training. None of these injuries in the reporting period involved time off work.

(c) The reporting of accidents and injuries has not had any effect on ACT Policing's Comcare premiums. In fact the premiums for ACT Policing are displaying a downward trend at this point in time. This is mainly due to the declining amount of time lost in relation to injuries suffered.

(d) See the response to question 30(a) and 30(b).

(31) The Police Consultative Board report does note, at page 101, that the Board considered customer service standards and mental health protocols.

(a) the outcome of its considerations was the commencement of a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mental Health ACT, the Australian Federal Police, Calvary Health Care ACT, and ACT Ambulance Service. The new MOU was announced by the Chief Police Officer on 19 December 2005.

(b) the report is available on the Board's website at:

http://www.jcs.act.gov.au/pcb/docs/Rpt_Policingand Mental Health.pdf

(32) The key outcome of the planning workshop held from 27-29 April 2005 was an agreement that the strategic focus for ACT Policing for the remainder of 2004-2005 and into 2005-2006 would be on policing response activities. The workshop also discussed ways to improve customer service standards and further improvements to community liaison and engagement arrangements.

(33) The audit provided the AFP with an opportunity to assess risks associated with the activities in question. Operational issues preclude the public release of more specific outcomes of this internal audit.

(34) As ACT Policing is a part of the AFP, a Commonwealth agency, ACT Policing records belong to the Commonwealth in accordance with the Archives Act 1984.

(35) On page 120 there are two complaint measures: Indicator 20 - Number of substantiated complaint issues against police, with a target of 25 or less; and Indicator 21 - Number of substantiated complaint issues relating to persons injured in custody, with a target of zero.

Purchase Agreement targets are set in discussions between the ACT Government and ACT Policing.

Hospitals-sentinel events

(Question No 941)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:


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