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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4933..

Speeding fines

(Question No 1060)

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

In relation to speeding fines:

(1) What is the average time taken to process and send out such fines;

(2) Is several weeks delay not uncommon and if so, why;

(3) If the fine is delayed in being sent out, how is the offender aware they have broken the speeding law and may continue to do so through ignorance;

(4) Is this another method of raising revenue by the government.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Over the past 12 months the average time taken to process and send out infringements is three days.

(2) Several weeks delay is uncommon. However there were two periods when problems with the implementation of the ACT's new driver licence and vehicle registration computer system (Rego.ACT) resulted in significant delays. Those problems have now been resolved.

(3) Speed signs are clearly posted across the ACT.

(4) No, the reason for the delays is explained in (2) above.


(Question No 1061)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, appearing on the Notice Paper 77 of 18 November 2003:

In relation to ACT Government funding:

(1) Why have the following agencies not received funding in 2003-2004:

(a) St John's Ambulance Building Fund;

(b) Alzheimers Association (ACT) Inc;

(2) Will there be a further round of funding this financial year and if so, will these bodies be eligible and considered."

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is:

(1) (a) St John's Ambulance Building Fund has not received ACT Government funding in the past. They recently wrote to ACT Health seeking funding to provide first aid training to

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