Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (31 August) . . Page.. 2597 ..
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 1 NOES, 16 Ms Tucker Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Humphries Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mr Osborne Mr Quinlan Mr Rugendyke Mr Smyth Mr Stanhope Mr Stefaniak Mr WoodQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Bill, as a whole, agreed to.
Bill agreed to.
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MR HARGREAVES (12.19): Mr Speaker, this Bill will allow for the operation of speed and red light cameras in the ACT. I understand that the ACT is the last jurisdiction in Australia to implement the cameras. When we think of speed cameras, most of us automatically think of revenue raising. Why wouldn't you think this when revenue from speed cameras in New South Wales jumped from $3.5m to more than $17m in five years? I know that other States have followed suit. In Victoria, for example, it is up to $100m a year. What is to stop this happening here in the ACT?
Mr Speaker, I have had lengthy discussions with the NRMA over the effectiveness of cameras. The NRMA believes that speed cameras can assist in reducing speed by changing behaviour, but agree that they need to be part of an orchestrated road safety strategy which includes significant associated publicity. I feel that the major contributor