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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 1 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 147..


(1) In relation to page 7 of the 2005-06 ACT Policing annual report which claimed people feel safe at home, however table B.2 on page 13 shows that (a) 76% are worried about their house being broken into, which is 8.8% more than the average number of people concerned around Australia, (b) 64% are worried about their car being stolen which is 2% up on the Australian average, (c) 83% are afraid of being home alone after dark in Canberra which is up on the average around Australia by just 0.2% and (b) only 66.4% are satisfied with their police force, down 10.9% on the average around Australia, does ACT Policing have an expectation that these figures should be dramatically superior than Sydney or Melbourne given the ACT Police Force serves a rather small precinct;

(2) Does ACT Policing ever compare, or intend to compare, its statistics to similar sized jurisdictions rather than cities with populations over 1 million.

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

(1) No. While many factors may impact on community attitudes, it is not apparent that the size of the jurisdiction is one of these factors.

(2) No. Comparisons within the ACT Policing Annual Report relate to Australian States and Territories, not particular cities within those jurisdictions. The practice of comparing rates per 100,000 population allows for standardized comparisons across jurisdictions and, by agreement, is used by all Australian states and territories.

Policing—major events

(Question No 1457)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, on 14 December 2006:

(1) In relation to pages 38 and 39 of the 2005-06 ACT Policing annual report which showed that the Major Events Planning Team produced over 100 Operation Orders in support of major events, equalling around 2 a week, how many of these Operation Orders were purely Commonwealth responsibility;

(2) If any of these Operation Orders were purely Australian Government responsibility, why were they reported in the ACT Policing annual report.

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

(1) Of 105 Operational Orders prepared in 2005-2006, 32 related to Commonwealth activities. The following table shows the number of Operational Orders prepared by activity type and area of responsibility.

Event

ACT

Commonwealth

Active Policing

1

Ceremonial

5

Demonstration

21

20

Exercise

1

Football

23

Memorial Service

2

Public Event

20

VIP Event

1

VIP Tour

11

Totals

73

32


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