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(b) ACT Policing is a member of the National Drink Spiking Advisory Group which is developing resources for a national drink spiking education and awareness campaign targeting police, emergency department and liquor industry staff. The resources will be available by the middle of this year for dissemination.

(c) ACT Policing continues to raise awareness in the community through education packages which includes brochures and a DVD. Education packages have been developed specifically for new recruits and response members. A more sophisticated package has been developed for the Sexual Assault and Investigation Courses.

Appropriate procedures, forms and guidelines have been developed and disseminated to all of ACT Policing in order to assist in the investigation of non sexual assault drink spiking incidents.

Emergency Services Authority—broadband data links
(Question No 873)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

(1) Further to the response to question on notice No 805, has the Woden State Emergency Service (SES) now been connected to broadband links; if so, when was this connection finalised; if not, when does the Minister expect the broadband connection to be finalised;

(2) As stated in part (4) of the response that Tidbinbilla is not connected due to technical difficulties, how does the Minister plan to ensure that Tidbinbilla is not left out when it comes to provisions of increased connectivity and capacity via broadband links;

(3) Is the Government looking at ways to improve connectivity and capacity via broadband links for Tidbinbilla; if not, why not; if so, what work is being undertaken.

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

(1) Yes; 13 December 2005.

(2) See answer to part (3) below.

(3) The Government has received some indicative pricing for a broadband solution to the Tidbinbilla Bushfire Shed. However, when considering the capital and recurrent costs of the connection it is not financially viable to proceed, taking into consideration that the shed may be moved to a new location within a couple of years.

A process has been implemented to make sure all essential information is being provided to the Brigade, through the Brigade Captain.

Education—indigenous programs
(Question No 876)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 14 February 2006:

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