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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 3154..


(2) How (a) often has a breath testing truck been deployed to conduct breath testing activities, (b) many times has a unit been deployed on Saturday nights and (c) many times has a unit been idle on Saturday nights, over the past three months.

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

(1) ACT Policing has one truck for breath testing activities. It is a multi-purpose vehicle that is used for a range of activities.

(2) Over the period 1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008:

(a) the truck has been deployed to conduct breath testing activities once;

(b) the truck has not been deployed to conduct breath testing activities on Saturday nights;

(c) the truck has been unused on 13 Saturday nights.

However, ACT Policing undertakes targeted breath testing operations across the Territory which do not necessitate the use of the RBT Truck, using marked and unmarked vehicles. All ACT Policing patrol vehicles are equipped to carry out random breath testing at all times, as is the ACT Policing Crash Test van. Over the period in question, four targeted exercises were conducted, with a further twelve operations scheduled during July and August 2008. Targeted breath testing exercises include, but are not restricted to, peak offence periods such as Saturday nights. Over the April-June 2008 period a total of 8750 drivers were tested.

Schools—audits

(Question No 2122)

DR FOSKEY asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 2 July 2008:

(1) Does the ACT Government conduct audits of non-Government schools; if so, how many have been made over the last five years; if not, does the Department of Education and Training have plans to appoint auditors;

(2) How many non-Government schools are registered in the ACT;

(3) What is the total (a) ACT Government and (b) Federal funding for each school outlined in part (2).

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

(1) The Department conducts an annual compliance self audit for all non government schools to ensure that conditions of registration continue to be met. Following receipt of completed annual compliance self audit forms, the Department selects a number of schools to conduct compliance checks. In 2008, ten non-government schools were required to demonstrate compliance with conditions of registration through compliance checks.

(2) There are currently 44 non-government schools registered in the ACT. This comprises 27 Catholic Education Office systemic schools, 3 Catholic non-systemic schools and 14 independent schools.


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