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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 3165..


Cotter Road caretaker's cottage

(Question No 2134)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 3 July 2008:

In relation to the property on the Cotter Road, Weston Creek known as the old caretakers' cottage, (a) what are the exact details of the security being provided to the property including the times of the day the property is guarded by a security guard and (b) what is the cost of the security fencing per day and what has been the cost to date.

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

The Government is keeping the cost and exact details of the provision of security at the cottage confidential to prevent the security provisions being compromised.

Housing—review

(Question No 2135)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 3 July 2008:

Given that the Minister advised the Assembly on 3 April 2008 that he foreshadowed a review of the public housing asset management strategy and that he was pleased to announce that the work was close to completion, can a copy of this review be provided; if not, why not.

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

(1) The review contains a number of options and addresses some of the complexities around management of the public housing multi-unit properties. The Government is currently considering the review and the strategy will be released in due course.

Crime—knives

(Question No 2136)

Mr Smyth asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 3 July 2008:

(1) How many knife crimes have been reported in the ACT in each of the last eight financial years;

(2) What is the breakdown of (a) reported knife crimes and (b) severity of injury by type of knife for each of the last eight financial years.

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

(1) "Knife crime"has been defined as all homicide, assault, sexual, robbery and weapon offences where a knife was listed as being used or a knife was seized by police. This does not include incidents where a "sharp instrument"has been recorded as the weapon used.


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