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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2504..


(2) Where were the magnets distributed.

(3) How many of these magnets were (a) produced and (b) distributed.

(4) What method of delivery was used to distribute the magnets.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. The magnets are funded by Thiess from the Materials Recovery Facility recycling education funds;

(a) the cost of production was $5,374 inclusive of GST.

(b) the cost of distribution was $2,048 excluding GST.

2. The magnets were distributed via 'Bounty' bags to new parents in the ACT through maternity wards at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary John James and Bruce hospitals, child and family health centres, paediatric wards and day care centres.

The magnets are also distributed by ACT NOWaste staff at community and other appropriate events.

Anecdotal advice from staff is that the problem has been halved since the distribution of the magnets.

3. (a) 5000 magnets were produced.

(b) Between 5 December 2011 and 31 March 2012 1,734 magnets have been distributed.

4. Magnets were delivered through 'Bounty' Bags and by ACT NOWaste staff at community and other events.

Courts—after hours bail support service (Question No 2182)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 29 March 2012:

(1) Given that in a media release dated 19 December 2011, the Minister said that the After Hours Bail Support Service had received 44 phone calls in relation to 59 young people, and that the service had kept eight young people away from detention, does this mean the remaining 51 young people were placed on remand; if not, how many young people were placed on remand.

(2) What has been seen as the major contributing factor when considering refusing bail for young people to date.

(3) What has been the primary support needs identified for young people who have accessed this service to date.

(4) Are there sufficient supervised emergency accommodation options for young people experiencing homelessness in the ACT seeking bail.


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