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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4534..


(6) The new ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Strategy is currently being developed by the Alcohol and Other Drugs Taskforce and this will provide support and determine future directions of drug education in ACT schools.

An evaluation of drug education programs in ACT government schools and colleges will be conducted in 2004. Current practices and programs will be evaluated and this will be used to provide advice on future directions and priorities for drug education in schools.

Fireworks

(Question No 1043)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 22 October 2003:

In relation to reports of fireworks use:

(1) How many reports have been received by police and Workcover in relation to the use of fireworks in Canberra this calendar year outside of the allocated days around the Queen's Birthday long weekend. Please provide details of the (a) suburb (b) time and (c) date of the fireworks use that was reported;

(2) How were each of these reports actioned;

(3) On how many occasions did police visit the site where the use was reported;

(4) Where any offenders caught, if so, what penalties were awarded.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) Police have received 113 reports in relation to fireworks to 26 October in this calendar year outside of the allocated days around the Queen's Birthday long weekend (6 June 2003-9 June 2003).

ACT WorkCover have received 143 reports in relation to fireworks to 31 October in this calendar year outside of the allocated days around the Queen's Birthday long weekend (6 June 2003-9 June 2003).

Details of the reports of firework use received by police are at Table 1 (by suburb), Table 2 (by time), and Table 3 (by month). Details of the reports of firework use received by ACT WorkCover are at Table 6 (by suburb), Table 7 (by time), and Table 8 (by month).

(2) Given the number of reports, it would be very resource and time intensive to extract information on each report as analysis of individual cases would be required. Summary information on police attendance is provided in Table 4 and on ACT WorkCover responses in Table 9.

(3) Of the 113 incidents reported, 70 incidents were attended by police (refer to Table 4).

(4) Twelve people were apprehended as a result of fireworks incidents. In nine cases, the charge was Dangerous Use of Fireworks (refer to Table 5).


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