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(4) SRSTR members are required to be called in for any high risk pre-programmed operation, such as high risk search or arrest warrants. These incidents will only involve SRSTR following a risk assessment being conducted and approval from a Deputy Chief Police Officer. In addition, the SRSTR would be available to be called out where there is actual or potential:

Threat of violence likely to result in the occasioning of serious bodily harm or death;

Possession of lethal weapons by persons reasonably suspected of being capable of their use for unlawful purposes;

Need for the specialist skills of Police Tactical Group (PTG) members; or

Need for the utilisation of PTG equipment.

(5) SRSTR teams generally work a day and afternoon shift six days a week, and a day shift on Sundays. There is some flexibility in this rostering due to the nature of the duties and there may be times when teams are stood down from duty due to excessive hours worked from previous call outs SRSTR maintains a 24/7 on call capacity. If there is no SRSTR team working, there will be a team on call. SRSTR is able to respond with a specialist response to assist ACTP within one hour of a call out.

(6) There are no time limits to resolve any incident. For high risk incidents involving violence or potential violence, the AFP policy is to cordon, contain and negotiate.

(7) Response to question 7 are as follows:

a) It is difficult for me to answer with any degree of certainty as to categories of instances which would dictate a particular response by one agency over another.

b) As with all police responses each response is dealt with on an individual basis. There are instances where police and CATT attend together, as there are instances where either CATT or police will be the first to attend and then request the assistance of the other.

c) The CATT team is a part of the broader Mental Health ACT, specifically sitting within Access and Acute Services. There is no specific Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CATT, rather the MOU (which has been renegotiated and awaiting signing) is with Mental Health ACT.

Roads—cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
(Question No 1570)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Transport):

(1) How is the Government evaluating the overall priority of the projects in the Cardno Eppell Olsen draft report on cycling and pedestrian infrastructure and how will it ensure that it prioritises and funds the projects that have the best cost/benefit outcomes.

(2) Is the Government (a) using the Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) used in the Cardno report and (b) satisfied with the efficacy of the MCA.

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