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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1657..

Young person 2:

Escaped custody (two occasions)

On second escape - drive while licence suspended, use unregistered suspended vehicle, no third party insurance, two charges of aid abet counsel and procure; three charges of ride in vehicle without authority.

Young person 3:

Escaped custody, take vehicle without authority, learner driver unaccompanied, furious/reckless/dangerous driving, not stop vehicle if requested/signal.

One of the escapees received a four month committal through the ACT Children's Court to run concurrently with their existing sentence. Another escapee received a 12 month committal through the ACT Children's Court. This sentence was appealed but the matter was heard after an additional offence and the appeal was dismissed. Another escapee received a four year sentence in the Supreme Court for the escape and other serious offences which were committed whilst at large. The matter was adjourned and the sentence may yet be amended.

No Waste by 2010

(Question No 1360)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) In relation to No Waste by 2010, why did the Government commission a consultancy to review the ACT's No Waste Strategy;

(2) What advice did the Minister receive in the consultancy undertaken by the Centre for Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd reviewing the A.C.T. No Waste Strategy;

(3) Did this review give any advice on how to better dispose of putrescible waste; if so, what was that advice; if not, why not;

(4) Are there any plans to extend the achievement of the strategy time frame beyond 2010; if so, why will the Government not be able to achieve the target by 2010.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The Department of Urban Services has been conducting an extensive review of the No Waste Strategy. To obtain expert advice the consulting firm URS Australia was engaged to undertake an economic assessment of No Waste Strategy. Other consultants including Kenny Lyn and Associates, Wright Corporate Strategies and Access Economics were also contracted to conduct limited specific studies on aspect associated with determining the actual costs of waste disposal.

(2) The Centre for Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd (C4ES) was not engaged to conduct any studies relating to the review of the No Waste Strategy. C4ES was engaged to conduct an ACT specific study to identify local issues associated with possible introduction of container deposit legislation. Their report was distributed to all MLAs for information in September 2002.

(3) No - The review of the No Waste strategy was conducted to report on progress with implementation of the No Waste by 2010 Strategy and the performance in relation to the

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