Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 765 ..
(2) What was the total cost of the running of the Confiscated Asset Trust Fund during the financial year 2001-2002;
(3) Will the Attorney-General ensure that these programs are listed separately in the Annual Report of the Department of Justice and Community Safety for the financial year 2002-2003 and in future years.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The distribution of funds from the Confiscated Assets Trust Fund are made under criteria set out in section 36(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1991. As Attorney-General I may apply the balance towards:
(a) the administration of the Act;
(b) the enforcement of the laws of the Territory;
(c) criminal justice activities;
(d) crime prevention;
(e) assistance to the victims of crime;
(f) the prevention of drug abuse;
(g) rehabilitation of drug users;
(h) any other prescribed purpose.
A distribution need not occur in a financial year.
(a) The Public Trustee for the ACT advises for the years, in respect of which information is requested, that the following amounts were forfeited to the Confiscated Assets Trust Fund:
Year ended 30/6/02
Year ended 30/6/01
Year ended 30/6/00
Year ended 30/6/99
Year ended 30/6/98
Year ended 30/6/97
(b) The following organisations or projects have received funding from the Confiscated Assets Trust Fund.
No distribution made
Civic Safety Camera System (part funded)