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

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As at 2 October 2015, there are two (2) applications for local adoption orders. These do not relate to intercountry adoption orders.

(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

There is an average of ten to twelve weeks for the finalisation of an application for local adoption.

(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

This data is not collated.

Upon finalisation of the assessment process undertaken by the Community Services Directorate, in the majority of cases, the matter is referred to the Government Solicitor's Office to commence the legal process to dispense with consent. Timeframes can vary considerably depending on individual circumstances.

(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

As stated by Minister Corbell on 16 September 2015, in 2014-2015 the lodging to listing average time was seven (7) weeks.

(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

As stated by Minister Corbell on 16 September 2015, in 2014-2015 the listing to finalisation average time was four (4) weeks.

(e) the total length of time from part (a) to part (d) above

This data is not collated. Due to the complex nature of dispensing with consent, the total length of time from part (a) to part (d) is highly variable and dependent on individual circumstances.

ACT Policing—staffing (Question No 503)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 23 September 2015:

(1) How many general duties police officers does ACT Policing employ.

(2) Where are these general duties police officers located.

(3) What ranks are general duties police officers deployed at.


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