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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 12 Hansard (29 October) . .

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(2) In the main Charnwood Shopping Centre:

(a) Roads ACT has a systematic approach to inspections and repairs to the community path network. The footpaths at Charnwood shops have last been inspected in April 2014 and the next planned inspection is due in early next year. In addition to programmed inspections, all footpath reports through Access Canberra and Fix My Street are also inspected.

(b) One incident of a person falling on the footpath at the Charnwood shops was reported in the last 12 months.

(c) Roads ACT has an ongoing program for the repair and renewal of community paths throughout Canberra. In general, where issues are identified as immediate safety hazards, repairs are promptly completed. Additionally, damaged sections of path which are identified for replacement but represent a less immediate safety concern, are prioritised for inclusion into larger programs of work for efficiency.

Specifically, following a request a number of pavers at Charnwood shops were re-bedded to minimise trip hazards in August 2015.

Children and young people—adoption (Question No 502)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 23 September 2015:

(1) How many local adoption orders were made in the ACT court system in 2014-2015.

(2) How many applications for local adoption orders are currently in the ACT court system.

(3) What are the average waiting times in 2014-2015 for (a) an application for a local adoption to be finalised by the Community Services Directorate, (b) the time between when an application for a local adoption is finalised by the Community Services Directorate and when an application for a local adoption order is lodged with the ACT court system, (c) the time between when an application for a local adoption order is lodged with the ACT court system and when it is allocated a hearing date, (d) the time between when an application for a local adoption order is allocated a hearing date and when a judge makes an adoption order and (e) the total length of time from part (a) to part (d) above.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) How many local adoption orders were made in the ACT court system in 2014-2015.

There were seven (7) adoption orders made in the ACT in 2014-2015. These exclude intercountry adoptions.

(2) How many applications for local adoption orders are currently in the ACT court system.


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