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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4176 ..


(4) Toothbrushes are issued on an as needed basis. The old toothbrush is swapped for a new one. There is no set time interval, detainees may swap a toothbrush as required/desired.

(5) As above.

(6) Detainees may swap their toothbrush for a new one as required without providing a reason.

(7) In 2020, ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) attempted to source silicon (or similar) toothbrushes. Several lines of inquiry were made; however a supplier could not be located. ACTCS are continuously seeking to improve processes to enhance safety, security and good order at the AMC. Improvised weapons have been seized that were created from a range of products available to detainees, including everyday household items. A reasonable and appropriate balance must be maintained between affording detainees the decency to utilise basic goods such as regular toothbrushes and addressing safety and security risks where items have been misused.


Parking—revenue(Question No 541)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Business and Better Regulation, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) What was the total government revenue from all parking fines, for each of the past two financial years.

(2) What was the revenue from parking fines, for each of the past two financial years, according to (a) fines issued to vehicles parked in government-owned car parks, (b) fines issued to vehicles parked in the street and (c) any others, including details.

(3) What was the revenue from parking fines issued, for each of the past two financial years, to vehicles parked in the street according (a) pay parking, expired time, (b) pay parking, no permit, (c) time-limited free parking, further broken down by the length of time allowed (such as three hours, two hours, five minutes, 15 minutes, etc), (d) loading zone, expired time, (e) loading zone, no permit, (f) disability parking, (g) all other parking that requires a permit (such as medical practitioner) and (h) parking in an area where parking is not allowed (illegal parking).

(4) What percentage of revenue from parking fines, for each of the past two financial years, issued to vehicles parked in the street has been generated (a) between 6am and 6pm, (b) between 6pm and 6am, (c) on weekdays (Monday through Friday) and (d) on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Total revenue from parking fines was $13,534,625.87 in 2019-20; and $12,322,476.86 in 2020-21.

(2) Access Canberra has advised that the information sought for Questions 2 and 3 is not in an easily retrievable form. The effort to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering these questions would require a considerable diversion of resources.


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