Page 3424 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 October 2022

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TORIC, which is specifically targeting the type of behaviour that the member was asking about.

MR PARTON: I have a supplementary question. Acting Minister, when will ACT police get the resources that they need to keep Canberra safe.

MR STEEL: We will continue to monitor the level of resourcing, working with ACT Policing, through the MOU, to deliver the resourcing that it needs to keep our community safe. We have demonstrated that in previous budgets, in making investments in extra police resources. We will continue to work with ACT Policing on the resources that they require, but we know that we live in a very safe community—one of the safest in the country—and we continue to respond to emerging issues. For example, issues on our roads. We have a number of legislative and policy reviews underway, which will support ACT Policing to do its job in keeping our community safe.

Crime—offences while on bail

MR HANSON: My question is again to the Acting Minister for Police. The AFP annual report refers to Operation Oquendo II, which was established “in response to an escalating situation which saw high volume recidivist property offenders committing a range of offences across the ACT and NSW, putting the lives of community members at risk”. It also states:

The offenders faced a range of serious charges including firearms offences, burglary, take motor vehicle without consent, ride/drive in a stolen motor vehicle, drive at police, fail to stop for police and credit card fraud.

Minister, how many of the people arrested in this operation were granted bail?

MR STEEL: I do not have that information on me; so I will take that on notice.

MR HANSON: Minister, how many of those people arrested under Operation Oquendo II were subsequently rearrested under Operation TORIC?

MR STEEL: I will take that question on notice.

MR CAIN: Minister, what systems are in place to monitor offenders after their arrest or rearrest?

MR STEEL: I will take that on notice. There may be also questions that go outside of the policing portfolio in relation to that as well.

Drugs—pill testing

MR DAVIS: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, in August 2020, my colleague Mr Rattenbury moved amendments to a motion before the Assembly on drug harm reduction that saw the government commit to opening Australia’s first fixed pill testing site. I was delighted to see the CanTEST Health and Drug Checking Service open in July this year. Could the minister please give the Assembly an update on the clinic three months in?

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