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(5) (a) The Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (formerly the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water) is conducting an Integrated Regional Vulnerability Assessment (IRVA) for the South East NSW State Plan Region. Although the region excludes the ACT, the Government has negotiated ACT involvement. The project will build ACT capacity to undertake its own integrated vulnerability assessment.

ACT representatives from DECCEW, CMD, TaMS, ACT Health, ACTPLA and ActewAGL participated in several IRVA workshops between February and July 2010. A DECCEW representative was also appointed to the project Steering Committee.

(b) & (c) NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is in the process of preparing a draft project report. The final report is expected to be publicly released in late 2011.

(6) (a) & (b) It is proposed that consultation on Action Plan 2 will commence mid 2011. The consultation period will be in line with the ACT Government Community Engagement Manual and the draft Engaging Canberrans: A guide to community engagement.

(7) The ACT Government is working to identify pathway options for achieving the ACT’s legislated greenhouse gas reduction targets. This work will take into account the proposed introduction of the Commonwealth Government’s carbon price mechanism.

(8) No. Action Plan 2 is expected to be released for consultation in 2011 and finalised in late 2011. The implementation schedule will be dependent on the measures adopted following community consultation.

(Question No 1618)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 7 April 2011:

(1) Can the Minister provide a list of all schools that have reported cases of violent attacks and/or assaults to ACT Policing over the last three financial years, including name of school, year and nature of attack/assault.

(2) What is the indicative rate of such incidences not formally reported to ACT Policing.

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

(1) Please refer to Attachment A.

(2) It is not possible to provide information or an ‘indicative rate’ about violent attacks and/or assaults at schools that are not formally reported to ACT Policing.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

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