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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1429..


In those areas of Canberra with underground cabling, where there are no ActewAGL poles to support its network, TransACT is currently assessing different technologies to find the most efficient and cost effective architecture to deploy in these areas with the aim of providing all of its services to all parts of the ACT, subject to commercial viability.

(6) TransACT has advised that it believes that it has not breached any of its contractual or advertising undertakings

Community Safety Orders

(Question No 504)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney General, upon notice, on 1 April 2003:

In relation to Community Safety Orders (CSO):

(1) Has the Government restored CSO funding to the Department of Justice and Community Safety;

(2) If so, how much funding has the Government provided;

(3) If so, on how many occasions to date have magistrates or judges used this alternative sentencing option;

(4) If so, have there been any instances where people sentenced under this scheme have breached their obligations under it;

(5) If there have been breaches of obligations under the scheme, what consequences have there been for a breach of obligations;

(6) If the Government has not yet restored CSO funding, is it still committed to restoring funding in the future.

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

(1) As promised in Labor's Action Plan for ACT Corrections, the Government has provided ongoing funding for CSOs.

(2) In the budget for the financial year 2001-2002, $ 359,960 was allocated for CSOs. In the first eight months of the current financial year to the end of February, $ 236,761 has been expended on CSOs.

(3) Between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002, 292 new offenders registered to serve a CSO. Between 1 July 2002 and 28 February 2003, there were 138 new registrations.

(4) There were 79 instances of breaches of CSOs between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002. Between 1 July 2002 and 28 February 2003, 48 breaches occurred.


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