Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 1580 ..
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NO. 33
MR STANHOPE: Asked the Attorney-General:
In reference to the collection and maintenance of data to assess the benefits and effects of move on powers -
(1) What steps have been taken to facilitate an assessment of the effect of the introduction of move on powers.
(2) What procedures will be used to record instances of use of the powers.
(3) What directions, if any, will be issued in relation to the exercise of the powers.
(4) How will the effectiveness of the use of the powers be assessed.
(5) What records currently exist on the prevalence of assault in Canberra.
(6) Will all police officers be authorised to use the powers.
(7) Will the Minister table in the Legislative Assembly a breakdown of the location of all assaults and other violent crime in Canberra in each of the last three years, including location of incident by:
(b) open space;
(c) public transport;
(d) bus interchanges;
(e) car parks;
(f) areas in town centres other than street/footpath;
(g) other community facilities.
MR HUMPHRIES: The answers to Mr Stanhope's questions are as follows -
(1) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is currently developing a training package. A quarterly review, commencing in November 1998, will be undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the move on powers.