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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1306..


(3) On the spot reports previously provided by the CLU are now prepared by a Report Writing Team within the PPU which has provided efficiencies. While these reports take approximately two to three weeks to complete due to the time required to collect the necessary information, they also provide the courts with a more thorough and in-depth assessment than could be conveyed through on the spot advice.

(4) There are no official records to indicate the number of cases adjourned while awaiting reports from the Probation and Parole Unit.

(5) The amount saved by the discontinuation of the CLU has been in the order of $120,000 per year.

(6) Not applicable.

Judicial governance

(Question No 1002)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

Does the Government have a blue-print of how it sees judicial governance operating and working in the territory; if so, what are the details of such a blue-print.

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

The convention that the Executive is responsible for the administration and financing of the courts, with the judiciary responsible for the determination of cases, remains the fundamental principle of governance within the Territory.

The Courts Governance Committee will consider any proposals for a change to, or refinement of, the existing governance arrangements.

The Government recognises that collaboration is vital in effective governance arrangements and welcomes the participation of the heads of the ACT courts in regular meetings with the Executive.

Canberra Stadium—food prices

(Question No 1003)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation (redirected to the Acting Minister for Sport and Recreation), upon notice, on 9 March 2006:

(1) Is it correct that at the first Brumbies game at Canberra Stadium for the 2006 season held on Friday 3 March beer was being sold at $5 per unit and mixed spirits were being sold at $9 per unit;

(2) What is the current prices for food and beverages at Canberra Stadium;

(3) Who is responsible for determining the prices for food and beverages at Canberra Stadium and which organisations have to agree to these prices before they can be charged to the general public.


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