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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 466..

MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

as a priority 2 response in accordance with the primary response model. Priority 2 means situations where the information provided indicates that time is important and not critical. At the completion of this call, a patrol was dispatched to the complainant's address, at approximately 1.39 am. The first police patrol arrived at the complaint's address at 1.47.18 am, approximately eight minutes after police communications had dispatched the patrol.

Police attendance at incidents in the ACT is based on a prioritised response model used by the computer-aided dispatch system, CAD, that prioritises all incidents for dispatching controls. The priority response model provides a guard against which the specific circumstances of an incident can be assessed. Police attendance or non-attendance is dependent upon the individual circumstances of the incident reported. The communications staff are trained to maximise the efficient and effective deployment of resources.

I believe that, in regard to this particular incident-the first call was received at 1.24, when the offenders had scarpered, then they came back, and the police turned up 23 minutes after the original call-these people across here-

MR SPEAKER: Come to the subject matter.

MR HARGREAVES: Yes, we are talking about the incidents. They ought to be congratulating the police on the speed of their response.

In respect to Mr Stefaniak's question, ACT Policing reviewed all incidents which occurred at the Canberra show between 24 February 2006 and 26 February 2006. ACT Policing informs me that only three assaults occurred. There were not rampaging people, belting people; there were three assaults.

From the information provided to police, there is no evidence that suggests that these are linked to the incidents which occurred at Campbell on 26 February 2006. Unfortunately, without specific information to identify the complainants referred to, it is difficult for the police to comment on the action taken in response to any incidents or on which assaults could be linked to the Canberra show. In both incidents, my congratulations to the police yesterday were justified.

Criminal behaviour in Campbell and Erindale, and at the Canberra show

Order to table

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs) (3.27): I seek leave to move a motion directing the tabling of papers in the Assembly by members of the Assembly.

Leave granted.


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