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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4134..

Answer to Part (2)

Prior to 2006-07, the cost of vehicle registration was increased annually in accordance with the changes made to vehicle registration fees in the New South Wales. These changes were indexed based on increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Since 2006-07, increases in vehicle registration fees in the ACT have been indexed to the Wage Price Index (WPI).

These indicators are published on the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) website ( under Catalogue Numbers 6401.0 for the CPI and 6345.0 for the WPI.


(Question No 1696)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 26 September 2007:

In relation to the Auditor-General's report into the Firelink project which observes in paragraph 1.9 that there were related costs that weren't included in the final figure, can the Minister advise what the total final costs of the Firelink project were, inclusive of Agency and Authority staff and finalisation of the contract with Australian Technology Information.

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

As per the Auditor General's report some $592,000 was expended on a consultant for draft project management services mainly related to Firelink. To establish an accurate cost of associated agency overheads for day to day management, meetings, various contract issues would require extensive compilation.

Prisons—drug testing

(Question No 1707)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 27 September 2007:

(1) In relation to detainees at Belconnen Remand Centre and Symonston Remand Centre in each year from 2003 to 2007 (a) how many urinalysis tests were undertaken, (b) how many of those tests returned positive for drugs, (c) what was the break up of types of substances identified for positive tests results and (d) what action was taken in relation to remandees who returned a positive result;

(2) How many syringes used for injecting illicit substances were discovered in each of the remand centres each year from 2003 to 2007;

(3) How many needle stick injuries have been reported at either remand centre in each year from 2003 to 2007;

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