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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 4195..


MS BURCH: There is a general sentiment that that would be a very common-sense thing to do.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, why are such prescriptions on the number of days not already in the ETD manual?

MS BURCH: It has been brought to my attention that, whilst it is inferred that it is understood that there is a prescribed number of days, the two individuals doing this report thought that it would be a useful addition to the act.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what non-government schools, if any, are currently not meeting the educational needs of their students through the number of days of teaching?

MS BURCH: All the non-government schools have current registration.

Roads—speed cameras

MS BERRY: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, you recently announced an evaluation of the ACT road safety camera program. Can you please explain to the Assembly the purpose of this evaluation?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Berry for her question. Yes, last week I did announce a review of the operations of the ACT's road safety camera network. The reason I did this is that, after 10 years of operation of the road safety camera network, it is timely, with the data we now have available, to assess its overall efficacy and how effective it is at tackling speed crash risk on the ACT's roads. We know that, with over a quarter of all accidents on ACT roads—that is, accidents that involve a fatality—speed is a contributing factor. Therefore measures to address speed on ACT roads remain a critical component of our overall road safety strategy.

The road safety camera program is just one component of managing speed crash risks on the ACT's roads, along with police enforcement. The government has put in place additional resources for additional police on our roads to enforce the road rules, as well as community education and awareness.

The evaluation will assist the government to identify any opportunities to gain improved road safety effectiveness from the existing camera program and it will also help to ensure that any future developments in the camera program are as well informed as possible. I expect that the outcomes of the evaluation will also complement and be informed by the Auditor-General's current review of the ACT's camera program, which is looking at a range of other aspects of the program's operation.


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