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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 4 March 2004) . . Page.. 828 ..

Yes a driver must comply with every reasonable request of a passenger.

Not applicable.

Complaints can be made to Canberra Cabs on 62132222 or the Road Transport Authority by contacting 62071423, by email to, or by calling Canberra Connect on 132281. Canberra Cabs will investigate complaints and the Chief Executive of Canberra Cabs may refer a driver to the Network’s internal Disciplinary Committee. The Road Transport Authority may take disciplinary action under the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regulations 2002 following the investigation of complaints.

Graffiti—aerosol art event(Question No 1233)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice:

In relation to:

Has the Department recently provided $2,000 for the purchase of spray cans for graffiti activity;

What is the purpose of this allocation.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The Department of Urban Services has provided $40,000 to the Youth Coalition of the ACT through its Community Partnership Program to organise and stage the inaugural Fatback Festival as part of this year’s Celebrate Canberra festival. The Fatback Festival is aimed at Canberra’s youth, and includes events such as a concert, skateboarding demonstrations and competitions, a barbeque and an aerosol art event. Aerosol art is a significant and recognised art movement, represented in major art collecting institutions, including the National Gallery of Australia.

The Fatback Festival aerosol art event will see the preparation of aerosol art on large boards by invited and recognised Canberra aerosol artists. Paint and boards will be provided to artists by the Festival organisers on the day of the event following discussions with individual artists on the specifics of their proposed work. The painting will take place at several locations within Glebe Park, the site of the Fatback Festival. The finished pieces will be exhibited as part of National Youth Week in April this year.

You should note that in other jurisdictions, legal alternatives like this aerosol art project have proven to be a valuable part of broader crime prevention strategies to re-direct behaviour away from illegal graffiti activity.

ActewAGL Transact merger(Question No 1234)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

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