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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3790..


What was the total strength of the ACT Police force and the ACT population in the following years:

(1) 1998-1999

(2) 1999-2000

(3) 2000-2001

(4) 2001-2002

(5) 2002-2003

Mr Wood

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

Total Strength

ACT Population

1998-1999

696

309,295

1999-2000

686

310,993

2000-2001

775

314,171

2001-2002

782

319,317

2002-2003

799

321,819

ACT Policing staff (including sworn and unsworn members) and specific figures for the ACT population are presented in the table above for the years 1998-1999 to 2002-2003. These data are derived from information collected as part of the reporting requirements for the Productivity Commission's annual Report on Government Services. Data includes those staff working directly within the ACT Business Unit of the Australian Federal Police and a proportion of staff funded by the ACT Government for the provision of associated enabling services including Information Technology and forensic support services. It excludes Commonwealth funded staff working within ACT Policing.

The figure is calculated as an average as at the beginning and end of the financial year.


ACT Policing has adjusted the figures for the years prior to 2000-2001 in response to changes in the method of calculating staffing and financial expenditure from 2000-2001. Following a review of its accounting process, ACT Policing adopted a new methodology that more closely aligns ACT Policing data collection to that in other states.

This change, however, also resulted in the published data from 2000-2001 on staffing and expenditure not being directly comparable to data for previous years. Adjusted data has been provided for the years prior to 2000-2001 in order that the figures for the ACT may be compared before and after this date.

Water leak-Canberra College

(Question No 881)

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

In relation to:

(1) What action was taken by Canberra Connect after an original telephone report at 1630 hrs on 27 July. Which agency, if any, was contacted, when was it reported and by what means, and what was the response;


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