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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2005) . . Page.. 3648 ..


of the hazard reduction burning that was undertaken between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2005:

Eight of the burns were on lands managed by Environment ACT, totalling an area of 207 hectares, with three occurring on Black Mountain and the remainder within the areas of McArthur Hills, Wanniassa Hills, Red Hill, Mt Painter and Boboyan Pines;

Two of the burns were on lands managed by the ACT Planning and Land Authority, totalling an area of seven hectares within the areas of Bruce and Urambi Hills;

Three of the burns were on lands managed by Canberra Urban Parks, totalling an area of 16 hectares within the areas of O’Connor, Oxley Hill and Calwell Hill; and

Five of the burns were undertaken by ACT Forests, totalling an area of 398 hectares, for the removal of burnt pines in Stromlo, Uriarra and Pierces Creek.

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

Yes, the ACT does support the use of grazing as an effective technique for the management of bushfire fuels

Yes, the ACT Government will continue to undertake the management of bushfire fuels using the techniques described in these questions


Crime—drink spiking(Question No 497)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2005:

Further to claims reported in Victoria of drink spiking utilising a sterilisation agent called Progesterex, have any incidents of such drink spiking been recorded or reported in the ACT; if so, on how many occasions and where and when did these incidents occur;

Have there been any reports or record of Progesterex being mixed in with Rohypnol in relation to any of the above reports;

Have any charges been laid for drink spiking using Progesterex in the ACT the last 4 years; if so, how many in each year have been recorded;

What is the ACT Government currently doing to warn the ACT community of the dangers, of drink spiking (a) in general and (b) using Progesterex.

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

No incidents have been reported.


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