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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 802..


Of the total number of false applications detected, 175 have proceeded to having the matter heard in court. Since 2000, all 10 false applications have proceeded to having the matter heard in court.

Rubbish collection

(Question No 462)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to rubbish collection:

(1) On how many occasions to date this financial year has rubbish collection not occurred on the day it was scheduled across Canberra and can the figures be provided on a suburb by suburb basis;

(2) On how many occasions to date this financial year has recycling bin collection not occurred on the day it was scheduled across Canberra and can the figures be provided on a suburb by suburb basis;

(3) On how many times this financial year has (a) rubbish collection and (b) recycling collection not occurred on a Friday and collection takes place on a Saturday where staffing penalty rates are incurred;

(4) Has Saturday collection, where it would normally take place on Friday, cost the government any additional funds;

(5) On Wednesday 5 March recycling collection in Amaroo, and possibly in other Gungahlin suburbs, did not take place until the Thursday, why was this the case;

(6) Have the contractors breached the terms and conditions of contract by failing to collect rubbish on the days scheduled;

(7) Are there ongoing problems in regards to wages for waste collectors, if so, when will these be resolved.

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

(1) One occasion in the suburbs of Barton, Calwell, Chisholm, Deakin, Fadden, Farrer, Forrest, Fyshwick, Garran, Gilmore, Gowrie, Griffith, Harman, Hughes, Isaacs, Kingston, Macarthur, Mawson, Monash, Narrabundah, Oakes Estate, O'Malley, Phillip, Red Hill, Richardson, Swinger Hill, Theodore and Oxley.

(2) 140 occasions. All suburbs have been missed at different times.

(3) (a) One. (b) Twenty nine.

(4) No.


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