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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3588..


In January 2011, the Victorian Department of Justice on behalf of all jurisdictions formally invited the three national telecommunications carriers to submit a proposal to develop a location-based mobile telephone emergency warning capability.

Victoria is currently evaluating the location based telephony warning capability proposals formally submitted by all three telecommunications carriers.

(4) The information available to the ESA does not identify the number of messages that were sent to mobile phones that were outside of the ACT at the time of the trial.

(5) Emergency Alert identifies only those landline and mobile phones with billing addresses within the target area. Emergency Alert is not able to provide information to determine the number of mobile phones that were in Dunlop at the time of the trial that did not receive text messages because they had a billing address from outside the defined target area.

(6) It is not proposed to undertake any further trials of Emergency Alert before the commencement of the 2011-12 bushfire season.

The ability to target all mobile phones in a defined geographic location is not yet available for use with Emergency Alert as stated in my answer to question number 3.

ACTION bus service—statistics (Question No 1663)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the current ACTION bus fleet in accordance with make, model and depot location.

(2) What is the average number of kilometres driven by each make and model of bus.

(3) What is the average fuel consumption for each make and model of bus per 100 kilometres.

(4) What is the fuel type used by each make and model of bus.

(5) What was the total cost of fuel during (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 to date, purchased by ACTION.

(6) Does ACTION hedge, get a negotiated rate or pay daily price for its fuel purchases.

(7) At what prices was fuel purchased.

(8) What is the number of breakdowns recorded during (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 to date, for each make and model of bus.

(9) How many buses were removed from the fleet during (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 to date, and what was the reason for each bus being removed.

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


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