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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 765 ..


Answers to questions

Waste—green bins(Question No 86)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) Can the Minister advise how many Canberra residents have registered for the ACT Green Waste Bin Program in total.

(2) Of the number referred to in part (1), how many were eligible concession card holders.

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

(1) As of 31 Jan 2021, 87,513 Canberra residents have registered for the ACT Green Waste Bin Program since its introduction.

(2) Of the 87,513 registrations for the ACT Green Waste Bin Program there has been a total of 31,531 eligible concession card holder registrations.


Justice—parole conditions(Question No 87)

Mr Davis asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) How many people on parole have tested positive for cannabis (presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol) during drug testing, since 1 February 2020.

(2) In how many instances, over the last 12 months, has an individual on parole cannabis use warranted the cancellation of their parole/intensive correction order.

(3) What is the purpose of core parole conditions disallowing cannabis use even though cannabis use has been legalised for the rest of the population.

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

1. ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) has confirmed that since 1 February 2020, 35 parolees have tested positive for cannabis use.

2. Within this period, six parole orders were cancelled, however the cancellations were for multiple instances of non-compliance with cannabis use being only one factor in these.

3. Changes to allow limited possession of cannabis were made to the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989, however core conditions of parole orders are legislated under the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005 and the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Regulation 2006.

For parole orders, the Sentence Administration Board (SAB) includes the core condition that an “offender must not use a prohibited substance, or abuse a medicine


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