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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2199..


(2) The service was able to assist in 100% of those cases.

(3) The issues dealt with by First Stop staff, which differ from those handled in the first month, relate to defamation, debt and fines and contract matters.

(4) The length of the project will depend upon the views of the participants, Clayton Utz, ANU Law School, Legal Aid (ACT) and the Youth Coalition.

Insurance-sporting organisations

(Question No 675)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to insurance for sporting organisations:

(1) Highlights in Budget Paper No. 4 2002-03 for Treasury states: 'implementing the government's strategy to provide accessible and affordable insurance for community and sporting organizations and small business'. What has the Government done to provide accessible and affordable insurance for sporting organisations in the Territory, please provide detail and supporting documentation;

(2) Is the Government aware of any local sporting organizations that may have to fold due to insurance problems, if so, how many groups, who are they and what are you doing to assist them;

(3) What is the Government doing to solve cross border problems with insurance for sporting organizations ie sporting groups in Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra that are affiliated with ACT sporting bodies.

Mr Quinlan

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

(1) The Government's initiatives in this area are outlined in the materials and information contained in the Government's risk advisory web site, www.insuranceriskadvice.act.gov.au Non profit sporting groups are catered for in the Government's comprehensive, full day risk seminars, conducted by my Department.

A number of activity specific risk management tools covering various types of sporting activity are presently available to that sector of the community via various avenues. Risk advice and risk training is generic in the sense that "risk is risk."

The group insurance scheme provides insurance opportunities for non profit sporting bodies, a facility that was lost to a large sector of the community generally due to the crisis and some non profit sporting bodies have banded together to secure national public liability policies. The Government has taken steps to recognise national policies in the context of the use of ACT Government property.

14 seats have been booked at my Department's risk seminars from the following groups who could be classified as non profit sporting groups:

1. ACT Monaro District Golf Association

2. American Car Club


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