Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4517 ..
(3) Has CityScape's budget fallen from $4 million to $1.5 million in 2003-04 and if so,why;
(4) Why has CityScape been downgraded when there is a current need to clean up fire prone areas of the city.
Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) No CityScape depots have closed since January 2003.
(2) No CityScape employees have lost their job.
(3) CityScape's budget has increased from $19,721,000 in 2002/03 to $20,057,000 for 2003/04.
(4) CityScape has not been downgraded.
(Question No 1027)
Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 21 October 2003:
(1) How many appeals have there been from the 1 January 2003 to 1 October 2003 from the ACT Magistrates Court to the ACT Supreme Court appealing against decisions by the Magistrates Court to refuse bail;
(2) Please indicate how many of the appeals mentioned above to the Supreme Court were successful (ie the defendant was granted bail).
(3) Is the Attorney-General able to give details of whether the offender was initially refused bail in the Magistrates Court as a result of having charges pending before that Court. If so, please indicate how many of those matters were appealed to the Supreme Court, and how many of those appealed to that Court were successful.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) There have been 70 bail applications before the ACT Supreme Court in the period 1 January 2003 to 1 October 2003. This number comprises matters on committal to the Supreme Court and applications made directly to the Supreme Court. There are no "appeals"from decisions to refuse bail in the Magistrates Court. The process is one of review under the Bail Act 1992.
(2) 28 applications were successful.
(3) It is not possible for the Supreme Court to give details of whether the offender was initially refused bail in the Magistrates Court as a result of having charges pending before that Court.