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(2) The number of tests conducted between 1 December 2010 and 30 November 2011 by category is as follows:

(a) Upon entry to AMC - 454 (b) Based on information 'target tests' - 194 (c) As part of rehabilitation programs - 43 (d) Randomly - 0

In 2009-10 and 2010-11, random tests were conducted in large blocks of tests where the majority of detainees were tested over a short period. This provided a means to maximise random testing without a significant impact on resourcing. It did, however, significantly impact upon the general operation of the AMC (in areas such as program and education attendance) on the days when this testing was conducted.

The Executive Director of ACT Corrective Services was not satisfied that this approach provided the frequency of random testing to deliver ongoing intelligence on drug use in the AMC. She asked for a new approach to be developed.

Monthly random testing is being trialled and draft protocols have been developed, with the goal of a full roll-out in 2012-13.

The existing restraints of the legislation as it applies to random testing are also being examined.

ACTION bus service—bus shelters (Question No 2103)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 20 March 2012:

(1) What is the timeline for work on Adelaide Avenue bus stops.

(2) What is the expected difference in travel time on the blue rapid route if bus stops are constructed on Adelaide Avenue.

(3) What is the expected increase in ACTION patronage if new bus stops are constructed on Adelaide Avenue;

(4) What plans does the Government have to increase bus fleet capacity commensurate with an expected increase in patronage on the blue rapid service, due to new stops on Adelaide Avenue.


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