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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3624..


exclusively—certain vulnerable groups including those with a disability (Recommendation 5-2). The Report does not however recommend the adoption of the NSW definition for 'domestic relationship'.

The Government will review the Final Report with particular reference to ACT specific recommendations.

Director of Public Prosecutions

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 30 June 2011): The administration of the day to day affairs of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the responsibility of the DPP as an independent statutory officer. In regard to this matter, the DPP has provided written assurance to the Director-General of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that he has undertaken a review of processes and procedures used in his Office in relation to performance measure reporting, and has made changes to ensure that this does not occur again.

Director of Public Prosecutions

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 30 June 2011): In relation to the Director of Public Prosecutions:

(1) The performance measures for the 2010-11 financial year are new measures (refer 2010-11 Budget Papers No. 4 page 258) for which no historical data was available to determine the targets. For the first time the ACT DPP in accordance with ABS standards now measures matters as a group of related charges against a defendant (previously individual charges). On this basis there was no way of accurately calculating in advance what this figure would be and therefore it was not possible to identify a measured target. The measure has now been reviewed and adjusted to reflect a new target for 2011-12 in light of the DPP's experience to date.

(2) Performance Measurements in previous years were based on different measures, which did show variances over time. For this reason a review was undertaken of the performance measures used in previous years by the current DPP. This review determined that the DPP needed to move to new performance measures in 2010-11 taking into account the ABS standards and the introduction of the new DPP Case Management System.


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