Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .

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 Wood
Question so resolved in the negative.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.


Debate resumed from 1 July 1999, on motion by Mr Smyth:

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

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .