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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (19 October) . . Page.. 4601..


MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, have you broken your promise to deliver a 50-metre pool to the people of Gungahlin?

MR BARR: No.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what is the relative cost of a 50-metre pool compared to the alternatives that the government is considering?

MR BARR: We do not have that information yet. We are not at that stage in the project. But once that information is available, obviously, that would inform a final decision. As we indicated in our sport and recreation policy, the final funding model and the possibility of a public-private partnership for the project will be determined once those feasibility studies are complete. And the government does not rule out adopting a similar approach to this project that was taken with the CISAC facility in Belconnen.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, when will the 50-metre pool complex be open and available for use by Gungahlin residents?

MR BARR: That is a matter that will be determined in due course once the processes are finished.

ACT Policing—tasers

MS BRESNAN: My question is to the minister for police and relates to tasers. Minister, following the public request from the Australian Federal Police Association that tasers be rolled out to all general duty ACT police officers, can you advise the Assembly on the process you as minister will follow to make a decision? In particular, who will you discuss the matter with and what data will you rely on?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Bresnan for the question. The Australian Federal Police Association have indeed advocated for the broader deployment of what are known as electronic incapacitating devices, EIDs, or what are popularly known as tasers. The government has not yet taken a decision as to whether or not tasers should be made more broadly available to general duties officers of the Australian Federal Police performing ACT Policing duties.

The Chief Police Officer has commenced a process of reviewing whether or not tasers should be made available more broadly and in what circumstances they should be made available more broadly to other police officers. At the moment tasers are only


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