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(3) The reasons for invalid or incorrectly issued infringements include incorrect interpretation or recording of registration numbers and incorrect description of vehicles.

(4) The Magistrate’s Court advised that to provide this information it would be very resource intensive.

(5) ACT Policing and the DPP have advised that they do not have access to this information.

Social welfare—poverty
(Question No 641)

Dr Foskey asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 21 September 2005:

(1) What work has the ACT Government done on the poverty proofing initiative to date;

(2) What is the expected work outline on the initiative over the next 12 months;

(3) Has the Community Inclusion Board had any discussion of the project to date, or finalised or provided its advice yet;

(4) How often does the Community Inclusion Board meet;

(5) Is the Government planning to apply a poverty proofing trial of any sort to the 2006-07 ACT Government Budget;

(6) Has the ACT Government consulted with any other bodies about the initiative to date; if so, with which bodies;

(7) When does the Government plan to make public any of its work on this initiative.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) A consultant was engaged to provide a report on existing poverty proofing measures around the world, an overview of the merits of each approach and options for the ACT.

(2) This is still under consideration.

(3) The poverty proofing trial was discussed at the August 2005 Community Inclusion Board meeting.

(4) The Community Inclusion Board meets quarterly.

(5) This is a matter for consideration in the Budget context.

(6) Prior to writing the report the consultant spoke to stakeholders within Government and ACTCOSS hosted a community sector meeting for community organisations and interested individuals to meet with the consultant.

(7) The Government will make public its work on this initiative in the near future.

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