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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 3 Hansard (27 May) . . Page.. 636 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

Mr Speaker, that entails some direct or indirect supervision by officers of the Office of Corrective Services. Those people will from time to time go out and inspect the particular work being done in situ and on other occasions they will rely on reports from the community organisation concerned. In future, that support is going to be directed much more towards areas of problem rather than equally to every offender. Some offenders on these programs will demonstrate at an early stage that they are capable of a fair degree of trust and do not require as intensive supervision as others who might be on these programs. Therefore, there will be a question of targeting resources to where they are most needed in that exercise.

If Mr Wood would like detail beyond that, for example, in terms of the number of officers involved in this exercise and what average hours of supervision might be entailed, he might let me know privately, and I will organise either to put that in my answer or to give him a private briefing on that subject.

MR WOOD: I have a supplementary question. I thank the Minister for indicating that he will come back with some more elaboration. He will understand that, with a lot of community groups - and there is a promise that a lot more groups will be involved - there is a wish to see what is on offer and just where this is going. I do not think that has been spelt out entirely yet, and we wait for that further response. Thank you, Minister.

Marketing and Promotion Campaign Contract

MR KAINE: Mr Speaker, through you, I put a question to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, last week, in response to a question that I asked about the $100,000 split contract to J. Walter Thompson for the slogan "Feel the Power of Canberra", you said that you would ask CanTrade for the details of the process that they used. Have you done so? If so, can you provide the details now? If you have not yet done so, could you include in your answer, when you provide it, details of those people who negotiated on the Government's behalf, including the detail of any payment that was made to anybody other than J. Walter Thompson for their involvement in those negotiations?

MS CARNELL: Yes, Mr Speaker, I have actually asked CanTrade to come forward with some of that information. I thought that I gave some of that information in the house last week, when I spoke about how much both contracts - the two $50,000 contracts - were worth. I certainly have asked CanTrade to tell us what the process was for putting on J. Walter Thompson. I think I actually did spell it out in the Assembly that J. Walter Thompson got the initial contract because of their experience in Atlanta with the work they had done for the Olympics.

Mr Kaine: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I did not ask why they were given the contract. I asked for the process by which they were given the $100,000 split contract.

MS CARNELL: As I said, I have asked CanTrade for that information, and I am sure that it will be forthcoming.

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