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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 801..


3. Hiring details are as follows:

a. 2002-03: 6 (to date)

b. 2001-02: 9

4. As the VRB is under warranty, preventative maintenance - mainly cleaning - has been carried out at no cost.

5. No.

Age cards

(Question No 461)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney General, upon notice, on 12 March 2003:

In relation to proof of age cards:

1. How many cards were issued in (a) 2000 (b) 2001 (c) 2002;

2. How many cards were issued to (a) males and (b) females in (a), (b) (c) above;

3. How many cards were issued at a (a) concessional rate and (b) full rate;

4. Has there been any action against young people in relation to false or fraudulent cards and if so (a) how many in total and (b) how many of these have been finalised in court.

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

1. The total number of cards issued in 2000 was 2,084, in 2001 was 2,332 and in 2002 was 2,614.

2. Of the total cards issued in 2000, 883 were issued to males and 1,201 were issued to females, in 2001, 1,004 were issued to males and 1,328 were issued to females, and in 2002, 1,281 were issued to males and 1,333 were issued to females.

3. Of the total cards issued in 2000, 1,823 were issued at concessional rates and 261 at the full rate. In 2001, 1,905 were issued at concessional rates and 427 at the full rate. In 2002, 2,027 were issued at concessional rates and 587 at the full rate.

4. Since the proof of age card was first introduced in 1995 a total of 252 false or fraudulent applications have been detected. Over the period 2000 to 2002 a total of 10 false applications have been detected. The reduction in the number of false applications is as a result of tighter issuing procedures whereby applicants need to collect their cards from the Office of Fair Trading after further checks are made on the application.


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