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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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Answers to questions

Roads—safety (Question No 876)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) How many instances of road accidents have occurred at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Gozzard Street.

(2) What is the breakdown of reported causes of road accidents at this intersection.

(3) Does the ACT Government have any plans to install barriers, lights or any other preventative measure to increase driver and pedestrian safety at this intersection; if so, what are the Government's intentions for this intersection.

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

(1) 2017 crash data is not yet finalised. Based on the last seven years of available data (2010-2016), there has been a total of 32 reported crashes.

(2) All reported crashes were "property damage only". 24, were right angle crashes, four rear end crashes, three crashes with one vehicle reversing and one single vehicle crash.

(3) There are currently no plans for infrastructure upgrades at this intersection.

ACT Health—audit report (Question No 877)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) In relation to Report 11/2017 of the ACT Auditor-General, why has the directorate not addressed the audit finding, made in 2012-13, that "[t]he credit card acquittals for some credit card holders were not performed in a timely manner".

(2) By when will the directorate implement measures to address the finding referred to in part (1).

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

1. The Directorate continues to address the unresolved audit finding by implementing a process of suspending credit cards for two weeks for individuals who have not completed their credit card acquittals.

2. The Directorate will continue to emphasise the need for card holders to complete credit card acquittals in a timely manner and include the use of suspending or cancelling credit cards for non-compliant individuals.


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