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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 3 Hansard (15 March) . . Page.. 692..



It is considered that it would be inappropriate to form a separate body until formal arrangements can be established between the ACT and Australian Government.

(3) The ACT Government supports and delivers a large number of events during the daylight saving period. This includes the Round Town program of events, Christmas in the City events, New Year's in the City (which includes the Bass in the Place Dance Party) Groovin' in Garema, Australia Day (including ParkLive, a youth festival), the National Multicultural Festival and Celebrate Canberra Festival.


Between these various programs there is an event almost every weekend. It is interesting to note that 10,000 people attended the Bass in the Place Dance Party on New Year's Eve.


It is also important to note that ParkLive, delivered on Australia Day each year, is organised by the Special Events Unit of Chief Minister's Department in conjunction with a number of youth organisations, in particular Parkway and Youth in the City. Young people work with the Special Events Unit in organising and delivering this event.


The organisers of the Multicultural Festival note that many of its events are very popular with young people. The events within the festival are supported by the ACT Government but driven and, in-part, organised by the community (including young people).


The ACT Government would welcome suggestions from young people on events they would like to assist in organising. These suggestions would need to be considered in the context of current funding arrangements.


Organising an additional event on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis would require significant additional expenditure or the reallocation of existing event funding.

Prisons—probation and parole

(Question No 1493)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 28 February 2007:

(1) What staffing levels were allocated to the Probation and Parole Service in each year from 1995 to 2006;

(2) What is the projected staffing level for the Probation and Parole Service in 2007;

(3) How many people were supervised by the Probation and Parole Service in each year from 1995 to 2006;

(4) How many people are projected to be supervised by the Probation and Parole Service in 2007.

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

(1) Data back to 1995 is not readily available. The following table outlines Probation and Parole (P&P) staffing levels from 1997.


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