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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2574..


Mr Pratt

: And their response-

MR SPEAKER: Order! Members of the opposition will cease interjecting.

Adopt-a-road program

MR CORNWELL: My question is to the Minister for Urban Services. Can the minister advise us of the current status of the adopt-a-road program in light of the long-running public liability insurance crisis? Is the program still operating? If not, what is being done to bring it back to operating, and when might this happen?

MR WOOD

: To the best of my knowledge, it is operating. There was a change. Certain of the groups that were helping in this situation had to make some adjustments to their insurance, as I recall. The system has continued. It may have been the case that some contributors dropped out, but the government was able to assist in some measure. I have not had any report that the system has stopped.

MR CORNWELL

: I have a supplementary question. I wonder if you could check that for me, Minister. I have had reports that a lot of those zones-those that are shown up as adopt-a-road-appear to have more litter in them. I suspect that there could be some confusion about the public liability question. Could you check that for me and assure the adopt-a-road people?

MR WOOD

: I certainly will. There were a number of issues around public liability, and they were not all worked out to a satisfactory conclusion. I will check the extent of carry-on of the program.

Chan Street, Belconnen

MS DUNDAS: My question is to Minister Wood. Minister, have you or your department been made aware of safety concerns relating to Chan Street, in Belconnen. If so, what is your department going to do about them?

MR WOOD

: I have had a number of letters pointing to a difficulty there, and I have sought advice on it. I have not received that advice yet.

MS DUNDAS

: We will await the advice the minister gets on this issue. I have a supplementary question. Minister, considering the current level of concern about safety on Chan Street due to the works on Chan Street, will you consider placing a temporary pedestrian crossing on Chan Street while those works go on?

MR WOOD

: I will certainly see if officers consider that justified.

Prostitution

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, my question is directed to the Attorney-General and relates to the issue of sexual servitude. Attorney, on 15 April this year you asked the Chief Police Officer to provide you with a guarantee that relevant provisions of the ACT


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