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(1) and (2) $833,000 of the $1.077M from the 2003-04 Crime Prevention Budget was expended last financial year.

As per previous advice to you, $143,000 reallocated for the police study was rolled over to 2004-05 because tenders for that consultancy were not finalised until into the 2004-05 financial year.

Delays in data collection during phase two of the research on sexual assault also meant that phase three funding of $40,000 was rolled over into 2004-05.

In effect, $60,000 was unspent and this was spread over a range of projects. The underspend was due to such reasons as projects coming in under budget on items such as printing, consultancy fees and other services, or staffing on a project not applying for the full 12 months because of a delay in filling an unexpected vacancy during the year.

(3) The 2004-05 JACS Output 2.2 Crime Prevention Budget allocation is $1.113M. Following a government direction that the Department of Justice and Community Safety was to find 1% savings across its portfolio the previous minister agreed that $400,000 from the crime prevention budget contribute to that savings. This means that the amount available from the 2004-05 budget is $713,000. When coupled with the $183,000 rollover that leaves an amount of $896,000 for the 2004-05 financial year.

(4) To date $530,000 has been expended. It is anticipated that all funding will be expended before the end of the financial year.

(5) Projects funded during the current financial year are:

Crime – What can I do (eg brochures etc)

Crime Prevention Road Shows (eg Police stand at Show)

Answers Where you Live (eg police van at local shopping centre)

Sexual assault research

Bushfire arson research

Kenny Koala

Police Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Children at risk programs in PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club)

CLASP (Community Liaison Advisory and Safety Project) administrative support

Lock Out - affordable house and car security program for pensioners

Police study consultancy

Designing-out-crime seminars and training

Neighbourhood Watch - interim support

Motor vehicles—home garaged
(Question No 224)

Mrs Dunne asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 8 March 2005:

(1) How many cars in your department with ACT Government numberplates are home-garaged every day;

(2) How many are garaged by officers on call;

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