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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4081..


2001-2002 650 investigations

2000-2001 684 investigations

This question cannot be accurately answered with Family Services data, as Family Services has no business need to keep records of prosecutions. All serious allegations are passed onto the police.

This question is best answered by looking at care and protection order statistics:

2002-2003

149 children were admitted to care and protection orders, there were 288 children on orders at 30 June 2003.

2001-2002

164 children were admitted to care and protection orders, there was a total of 261 children on orders at 30 June 2002.

2000-2001

There were 159 children admitted to care and protection orders, there were 219 children on orders at 30 June 2001.

(i) - (x)

reporter

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

Medical practitioner - mandated

2%

3%

1%

Hospital/other personnel - mandated

5%

7%

8%

School personnel - mandated

15%

13%

14%

Child care personnel - mandated

2%

2%

1%

Social worker - mandated

2%

1%

2%

Non government organisation

16%

11%

12%

Police

9%

13%

16%

Relatives

10%

9%

7%

All other reporters including friend/neighbour

39%

41%

39%

While nurses are the majority of hospital/other personnel - mandated, this count could also include hospital social workers and public servants. Non government organisation will include non government 'community workers'.

Traffic control systems

(Question No 923)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to traffic control systems:

What contingency plans do you have in place for when traffic lights don't work because of a power shortage as happened in Belconnen on the morning of 2 September;

How often, if ever, is this plan tested;


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