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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 06 Hansard (Friday, 6 May 2005 2005) . . Page.. 2000 ..


residual herbicides were not washed into Canberra’s water supply or washed downstream into the Murrumbidgee River and (d) what impact would soils laden with residual herbicides have on the breeding grounds of the endangered two spine black fish.

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

On the Notice Paper of 10 March 2005 you asked a question in relation to herbicides. You originally asked this question of both myself and the Minister for the Environment.

As this matter falls within my portfolio agreement was sought to transfer QON 279 to me. I signed a response to your question on 12 April 2005, however that response did not specifically refer to QON 279. I would like to confirm that the response to QON 280 provided to you also responds to QON 279.


Housing—complaints(Question No 291)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 10 March 2005:

Are Housing Managers in Housing ACT required to respond to all written or electronic forms of communications from members of the community, including public housing tenants, outlining a complaint with services offered by Housing ACT.

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

Yes


Roads—speeding infringements(Question No 304)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 March 2005:

Further to the reply to question on notice No 167 in relation to mobile speed cameras, why was there such a large discrepancy between the number of invalid or incorrectly issued infringements for 2002-03 and 2003-04;

Why does the Department of Urban Services not have a record of how many infringements considered by the Magistrates Court were set aside or determined to be invalid in (a) 2002-2003, (b) 2003-2004 and (c) 2004-2005.

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

The most significant portion of the increased number of invalid or incorrectly issued speeding infringements relate to speeding offences in Dryandra Street, O’Connor. 475 infringement notices were withdrawn when it was identified that speed limit signs on Dryandra Street might have been ambiguous. Of the remaining infringement notices, one was invalid and the rest were as a result of system related errors. Training and revised procedures have now been implemented to rectify these errors.


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