Page 4986 - Week 15 - Thursday, 15 December 2005

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(5) As stated in the 2005-06 Road Safety Action Plan the following actions are being addressed:

- Promotion of improved interaction between motorcyclists and motorists through awareness and education campaigns; and

- Improvement of motorcycle rider training and licencing requirements.

Emergencies—residents guide
(Question No 750)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 15 November 2005:

(1) How many households in the ACT have been supplied with the guide Emergencies and the National Capital – A residents guide;

(2) Have all households been supplied with this brochure to date; if not, why not;

(3) What was the total cost of (a) production, (b) printing and (c) delivery for this guide;

(4) Given the importance of the contents of this publication for all households, why was this guide delivered to households inside batches of other advertising material and junk mail, making it easy to miss or discard;

(5) Why was this material not addressed, packaged or labelled individually to the householder so as to minimise the risk of accidentally being discarded along with unread junk mail;

(6) Given that this brochure was included and folded in amongst other advertising material, can he confirm that the guide was in fact delivered to all households with “no junk mail” labels; if not, why not;

(7) Why did the Minister skimp on the delivery of this very important document instead of ensuring that is was properly delivered and received by ACT households;

(8) How can householders obtain another copy of this brochure if, in fact, they did not knowingly receive a copy in the mail.

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

(1) The guides are being distributed to all households in the ACT, a total of approximately 130,000 households.

(2) The Emergency Services Authority (ESA) has made arrangements for the guides to be distributed to all households in the month of November. The distribution commenced on the weekend of 5 and 6 November 2005. The distribution was accompanied by an extensive media awareness campaign designed to draw ACT residents’ attention to the November delivery.

(3) The total cost of the producing, printing and delivery of the guide is approximately $43,000.

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