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(3) From which parts of Canberra have fake IDs been handed in.

(4) What education programs does the Government undertake to alert businesses to the types and nature of fake IDs that are used and how to identify them.

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

(1) The number of fake IDs handed to the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) for the following financial years were:

2007-08 = 198

2008-09 = 259

1 July 2009 to date = 238

(2) Under section 158 (1)(a) of the Liquor Act 1975, it is an offence for a person to use someone else's identification, or a form of identification that is forged or fraudulently altered to obtain entry to a bar-room on licensed premises. Any fraudulent ID identified by ORS inspectors will be seized immediately and the person will also be apprehended and delivered to the police as soon as practical.


To reduce the number of fraudulent IDs being circulated in the ACT, the ORS liaises regularly with schools (colleges) and has also undertaken a number of presentations to raise awareness of the potential consequences if caught with fake IDs.

(3) Predominately from Civic.

(4) An 'ID Checking Guide' has been developed and is provided to all licensed premises. This provides the premises with the tools to identify the difference between a legitimate ID and a fake. The ORS, in late 2009, engaged in a joint education activity with ACT Policing Crime Prevention. This campaign provided copies of the guide to licensed premises and discussed what to look for when trying to determine if an ID is legitimate or not ( i.e. look at the hologram etc).

Business—licences

(Question No 705)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 18 March 2010:

(1) How many applications were received by the Government for (a) liquor licences and (b) outdoor café licences in February 2010.

(2) How many of the applications referred to in part (1) have been approved to date.

(3) What was the average wait time for each application approved.

(4) What is the average seating capacity for applications received in February 2010.

(5) In which suburbs did businesses apply for a (a) liquor licence and (b) outdoor café licence in February 2010.

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


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