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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1863 ..

We have provided over $8 million in funding for new initiatives in the most recent budget.

I also reiterate the Chief Police Officer’s advice that considering resourcing through the lens of frontline or sworn officers is not an accurate reflection of ACT Policing capabilities.

Canberra is also in a unique position because ACT Policing are able to call on resources from the broader AFP as operational priorities require.

Energy—solar(Question No 1055)

Ms Lawder asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 March 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability):

(1) Have there been any recent changes to how solar panel feed in payments are paid to householders; if so, what changes have been made.

(2) How were these changes communicated to householders.

(3) What has been the effect of these changes on individual households.

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

There have been no recent changes to the payment amount or method for households who are receiving the ACT Government supported solar feed in tariff. The Government supported feed in tariff scheme has closed to new entrants. Households who participate in the Government supported scheme must have applied by 13 July 2011 and installed their solar panels by 31 December 2016 to be eligible to receive the ACT Government supported feed in tariff.

Householders who are not paid the ACT Government supported feed in tariff may be paid a feed in tariff by their electricity retailer. Electricity retailers offer these solar feed in tariffs on a voluntary basis as part of their electricity tariff product offerings to customers.

Retailer supported feed in tariffs are set at a rate determined by retailers and are not regulated by the ACT Government. These rates may change from time to time at the discretion of the retailer. Electricity retailers are required under national energy laws and rules to advise customers of any changes to their retail tariff, which may include changes to their feed in tariff.

Crime—Gungahlin(Question No 1058)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) Concerning crime rates in Yerrabi given that in January 2017 it was reported that crime rates in Gungahlin have risen by 16% with more than 728 crimes reported in 2016 than the year prior. Do you deny that there is an issue with crime in our suburbs.

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