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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1283..

(1) The National Transport Commission have advised that approximately 2000 submissions were received from members of the public on the proposed amendments to the Australian Road Rules, including the proposed changes to the seatbelt laws.

(2) The National Transport Commission is unable to provide information on the State/Territory of origin for each comment. Because comments were sent via the Internet, the National Transport Commission only knows the name of each contributor and the contributor's email address eg Most email addresses do not include the State/Territory in which the person resides.

(3) See question 2.

(4) The National Transport Commission's current timetable for approval of this 2nd package of amendments to the Australian Road Rules (ARR) states that on Monday 12 June 2006 the amendment package will be sent out to all State and Territory Transport Ministers. Ministers will have a 2-month period in which to vote for or against the ARR amendment package. The vote will close on Friday 4 August 2006 and the National Transport Commission will advise jurisdictions of the result.

If there is a majority vote for the amendment package then all jurisdictions will be asked to amend their jurisdictional laws to include the changes to provide for national consistency.

Crime—car theft

(Question No 978)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services), upon notice, on 8 March 2006:

(1) How many classes of the Right Turn car theft program have taken place for (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06 to date;

(2) For the years listed in part (1), how many people participated in each of the classes;

(3) How many cars have been rebuilt to date;

(4) Have all cars been given to victims of car theft;

(5) How many young people with motor vehicle offences have been eligible to participate in the program;

(6) Have all those eligible, as outlined in part (5), participated in the program; if not, why not;

(7) Are there any plans to expand the 'Right Turn' program; if so, what are they.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) (a) Two classes took place in 2002 - 2003

(b) One class took place in 2003 - 2004

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