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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 362 ..

When was the security guard installed and at what cost.

Can the Minister confirm that the default classification for high explosives requires a distance of 817 metres from fireworks storage facilities to any dwelling or place of work. Is the Minister satisfied that this requirement is complied with in the case of Mugga Lane.

Can the Minister confirm that no security guard, Mugga Lane quarry worker or any other employee, carries out his or her duties within the required safety distance from the facility.

Can the Minister confirm that the fireworks have not been modified, repacked or subjected to rough handling since their manufacture.

Can the Minister also confirm that the original manufacture labels are correct.

Have any of the fireworks at the Mugga Lane facility been tested.

Does WorkCover represent contingent liabilities in its annual report and financial statements.

Is the Minister satisfied that these contingent liabilities are accurate.

Ms Gallagher: As I have assumed the portfolio responsibilities of Minister for Industrial Relations, this question has been referred to me.

Who undertook the audit and when was it carried out.

A safety and security audit was conducted by Intelligent Outcomes Group in June and July 2002.

In addition to the formal audit, the Australian Federal Police Bomb Squad and the Fire Brigade have provided relevant advice.

What qualifications did the person or persons carrying out the audit possess.

The Managing Director has 22 years experience including security, risk management, and weapons and explosives control. The Managing Director provides services to a number of government agencies in relation to these matters. His most recent qualification is Master of Defence Studies. The Senior Consultant has 18 years experience in risk management, and threat and risk assessments (including explosives and weapons control). The Senior Consultant is currently completing a Masters of International Affairs.

What was the cost of the audit.


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