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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 22 June 1995) . . Page.. 1096 ..


Nationally, community-based crime prevention programs such as this have often proved difficult to sustain, unfortunately, because naturally, with all these sorts of things, often the enthusiasm wanes; but the good that they do is very important and they ought to be supported appropriately by government. Obviously, in parts of Canberra which have a large number of public servants, perhaps some of whom are still mobile and will be going to other places in Australia, that turnover of people is a problem as well in sustaining that program.

Mr Speaker, I have agreed that administrative support is necessary to ensure that this scheme does continue effectively to offer a service to people, particularly to young people, obviously, and it should be given the opportunity to expand. I have directed that a part-time officer be made available from 1 July for this scheme. I believe that someone will be made available at the ASO4 level. I am not sure at this stage whether that person will be an officer of the Australian Federal Police or somebody else from a position within the Attorney-General’s Department, but I can indicate to the Assembly that that will occur and the person will be appropriately tasked. I am happy to advise members later on about who that person will be and what role he or she will play.

Mrs Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

MRS CARNELL: Yesterday Ms Follett asked about the fate of her question No. 32. I can now tell Ms Follett that I have this morning signed that answer off and it is currently in the system.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE TO MEMBERS

Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to the following members for the specified periods:

(1) Mr Moore from 1 July to 14 August 1995 inclusive;

(2) Mr Cornwell from 7 to 14 July 1995 inclusive.

Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to the following members for the specified periods:

(1) Mr Berry from 25 June to 20 July 1995 inclusive;

(2) Ms Follett from 21 July to 21 August 1995 inclusive.


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