Page 3759 - Week 12 - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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ACT Policing has a strong and committed role in several forums related to domestic and family violence. The ACT Policing victims of crime team maintains a close working relationship with the Domestic Violence Crisis Service. ACT Policing is one of the primary stakeholders in the family violence intervention program, together with the government and the domestic violence service.

ACT Policing introduced the family violence perpetrator program, which commenced in September 2013, after identifying the need to provide support not only for the victims of family violence but also the perpetrators in an attempt to stop the cycle of family violence. The program is aimed at perpetrators regardless of their relationship or gender.

ACT Policing shares responsibility and funding for the pilot 24/7 intimate partner violence prevention contact service with the Canberra Men’s Centre, and ACT Policing is working closely with other police forces across Australia to ensure best practices are delivered.

In closing, I am very pleased to recognise that ACT Policing is heavily involved with the White Ribbon Foundation. Each year ACT Policing encourages members of the public to swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. I thank ACT Policing for being such champions of the White Ribbon cause.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice


MR GENTLEMAN: Earlier, the Chief Minister took a supplementary question regarding parking near the Giralang school. I can advise that the school community has made me aware of concerns about parking arrangements near the school. To address those concerns, I have asked Roads ACT to work with the Education and Training Directorate and the school community to identify opportunities for improvements and inform the parents and carers of appropriate and safe behaviour when parking and driving near schools.

I understand that Giralang Primary School held a community forum on 23 September to discuss the school’s traffic management issues and is working with TAMS to investigate longer term solutions. A detailed investigation is planned to be undertaken in relation to the parking supply and demand around the school; it is anticipated that this investigation will be completed before the end of November this year and the results will be discussed with the school and any directly affected residents as soon as results become available.


MR RATTENBURY: Yesterday I was asked some questions about the ACTION bus advertising policy. In light of the considerable interest in that issue, I present for the benefit of members a copy of the ACTION advertising policy guidelines, which

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