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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4194 ..


an incident being created for patrol dispatch; or

referral to another agency or service specialising in the subject matter.

A report, while on its own merit may not entail enough information to affect a police response, when added to an existing report, could lead to the execution of search warrants and/ or arrests.

Crime Stoppers reports

There are two ways members of the ACT community can report to Crime Stoppers:

Via phone: 1800 333 000; and

Via its website: www.crimestoppersact.com.au/make-report/.

Between 1 January and 31 October 2021, 14,021 reports were made to Crime Stoppers ACT.

6920 calls.

7101 online reports.

The surge in the volume of Crime Stoppers reports received via the phone and online during August can be attributed to COVID related matters, largely to report compliance breaches.

Crime Stoppers

Jan 21

Feb 21

Mar 21

Apr 21

May 21

Jun 21

Jul 21

Aug 21

Sep 21

Oct 21

Calls

515

577

482

434

482

599

775

1381

933

742

Online reports

598

594

599

531

683

551

565

1262

1023

695

ACT Corrective Services—detainee transfers

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question by Mrs Kikkert on Wednesday, 24 November 2021):

Since November 2020, there have been 15 recorded incidents with hospital escorts, including the incident referenced in the Member’s question. These incidents have involved detainees becoming aggressive towards hospital staff and ACTCS escort staff, refusing medical treatment and attempts to self-harm.

Building—licensing of trades

Ms Vassarotti (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Milligan on Tuesday, 30 November 2021):

Carpenters do not need to be licensed in the ACT as they do in NSW. NSW has taken a broad approach to licensing trades and does requiring licensing for some trades that are not licensed in the ACT. Construction occupations that do require licensing in the ACT include builder, building assessor, building surveyor, drainer, electrician, gasfitter, plumber, plumbing plan certifier, and works assessor. Each licensed


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