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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4159..


(4) Are any sergeants or constables on Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs); if so, (a) is ACT Policing aware of the arguments put forward by the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) that AWAs can compromise integrity of the policing environment and (b) what is ACT Policing's response to the AFPA's concerns;

(5) When there is a disagreement between the Ombudsman's office and ACT Policing about whether a complaint should be termed serious, or substantiated, how is this resolved and reported.

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

(1) The Government is examining the current role and functions of the Board, with a view to reforming how this Government responds to law and order issues, along with crime prevention and community safety, and how the Government continues to engage closely with the wider ACT community on these matters.

(2) No ACT Policing personnel, sworn or unsworn, tested positive to illicit drugs in the 2006-2007 financial year.

(3) No ACT Policing personnel, sworn or unsworn, tested positive to illicit drugs in the 2006 - 2007 financial year.

(4) There are no Sergeants or Constables within ACT Policing who are on Australian Workplace Agreements.

(5) The AFP Professional Standards Tiered Model evaluates complaints according to the seriousness of the matter and places them into one of four categories. When a complaint involves serious misconduct, breach of the criminal law or serious neglect of duty, (Category 3) it is forwarded to AFP Professional Standards. The Ombudsman's Office is provided with a final report on all investigations. If the Ombudsman disagrees with the outcome of a matter referred to Professional Standards, a review of all material relevant to the investigation is undertaken and a report is drafted by Manager Professional Standards and forwarded to the Ombudsman's Office.

Housing—Northbourne flats

(Question No 1773)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

(1) Are there any arrangements to repair or clean up the shared areas of the Northbourne flats;

(2) Does ACT Housing have a plan for the ongoing maintenance of these areas.

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

(1) Housing and Community Services maintains the common areas of the Northbourne flats through their Total Facility Maintenance provider Spotless P & F using an ongoing rolling program that is reassessed at the end of each financial year.

(2) See answer to (1)


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