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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (4 June) . .

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during 2013 but instead encouraged compliance with the legislation by actively engaging with organisations and individuals involved in regulated activities or services.

(2) The Office of Regulatory Services has engaged with numerous organisations across sectors. Since a WWVP registration is portable and not confined just to the sector in which an individual volunteers or is employed, the Office of Regulatory Services does not record the sector in which individual WWVP registration checks have been undertaken.

During the period

(a) 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014 the Office of Regulatory Services has engaged with those sectors providing services to children.

(b) May 2014 to 30 April 2015 the Office of Regulatory Services has engaged with the those sectors providing services for children as well as homeless people, victims of crime, community services, disability services, respite care and religious organisations.

(3) Thirty one premises have been visited more than once during the specified period. Repeat visits can occur for a number of reasons, including: follow up to sight registration cards not able to be sighted in the first instance; to provide further information at the request of an employer; or to provide education.

(4) The Office of Regulatory Services addresses any identified non-compliance in accordance with its Compliance and Enforcement Framework. Any conduct which contravenes the legislation is considered on a case-by-case basis and with consideration to the circumstances of the conduct. The Office of Regulatory Services will apply the most appropriate regulatory tool to address the conduct and to achieve the desired regulatory outcome. This may include verbal compliance advice, a written warning, the issuing of an infringement notice and prosecution. Compliance actions may also result in the suspension of a registration and the initiation of an additional risk assessment in accordance with the Act. Action of this latter type can also result in cancellation of a registration.

Collectively, 14 breaches have been enforced by a combination of infringement notice, suspension, and cancellation, and a number of additional risk assessments are currently being undertaken on registered persons.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—throughcare program (Question No 418)

Mr Wall asked the Minister for Justice, upon notice, on 7 May 2015:

(1) How many sentenced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders were released from the Alexander Maconochie centre (AMC) into the Throughcare program in; (a) 2012-2013; (b) 2013-2014; and (c) July 1 - to date.

(2) How many sentenced offenders were released into the Throughcare program from the AMC in total in; (a) 2012-2013; (b) 2013-2014; and (c) July 1 - to date.

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