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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 775..


(4) The information technology upgrade program is not based upon a per school allocation but takes a system wide approach to enhancing infrastructure in an effective and equitable manner, and there are a number of components to the program. One of these is the delivery of proxy servers to schools of which 96 (94 schools) have been installed with the rest due to be completed shortly. Work is progressing to identify suitable switches for schools and an order will be placed within the next few weeks. Switch installations will commence in 2002-03. New school administration servers have been specified and it is expected that installation will commence during May 2003, and be completed within two - three months.

(5) Yes. There are currently TransACT links to 31 sites. The schools with TransACT installed have noticed a considerable improvement in intranet and internet access speeds. The proxy servers will provide both faster access and reduced costs to schools, in addition to improved security through their firewall functionality. The new switches and servers will also provide for improvement in performance to teaching and administrative staff desktops.

Police force-response times

(Question No 446)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 March 2003

(1) What is the most recent data available that lists police response times and can that data listing police response times be provided as part of this response.

(2) Are there response time standards, if so, what are they and if not, why not.

(3) Can you provide the police response time figures for each month from November 2001 to February 2003 and could these figures be broken down into:

a) vehicle accidents;

b) domestic violence;

c) burglary/theft calls;

d) noise disturbances; and

e) other.

(4) Of the figures provided in paragraph 3 are there any response times that do not meet the standard (if there is a standard) or the Government's approval.

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

(1) The most recent data available that lists police response times is as at February 2003. Please see table at Attachment B.


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