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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 325..


2911-2912

197

133

2913

1729

1592

2914

627

414

3000-3995

232

164

4000-4883

156

111

5000-7470

93

92

Overseas/unknown

53

52

Total

60050

56539

Firearms—offences

(Question No 1767)

Dr Foskey asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

In relation to the Director of Public Prosecutions annual report for 2006-07, did the proportion of proven charges for firearms offences in the Magistrates Court dropped markedly in 2006-07; if so, (a) what are the reasons for this and (b) is it a cause for concern.

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

(a) It is not possible without analysing each matter to determine the reasons for this change.

(b) This change is not yet a cause for concern.

Youth—complaints process

(Question No 1768)

Dr Foskey asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

(1) Was it stated on page 16 of the Public Advocate's annual report for 2006-07 that the Advocate has been working with ACT Corrective Services on the development of a complaints policy for children and young people in custody within the ACT Magistrate Court cells and that young people are provided with a copy of this policy when they are held; if so, can a copy of this policy be provided;

(2) Will the Advocate report on the numbers, and information garnered from the complaints made under this policy; if so, where will the report be made available to Members of the Assembly;

(3) Is it the Advocate's role to audit this process;

(4) Was it stated in a report on visits to young people in Quamby that some of the young people would prefer an informal anonymous complaints process; if so, (a) what has been the ACT Government's response to this and (b) if this complaints process is to be implemented, can details of this process, including who will handle it, be provided.

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


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