Page 4262 - Week 13 - Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016—Update in response to Recommendation 56.

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 47—Instrument of approval of guarantee—Ararat Wind Farm Pty Ltd, dated 17 November 2015.

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2015—September quarter.

Property crime reduction strategy—progress report

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-2015—Canberra: a safer place to live—Progress report 2014-2015.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: The government is committed to ensuring that residents benefit from living in a fair and safe community and that we all have the confidence to participate fully in community life. The 2014-15 progress report on the ACT property crime reduction strategy presents to members the continuing evidence that we are delivering in reducing property crime in our community. I am pleased to confirm today that we are well on our way to achieving the targets in the ACT property crime reduction strategy.

The report is focused on the 2014-15 financial year, which is the third complete financial year period of the strategy’s operation since its launch in May 2012. The 2014-15 report is the final progress report that will outline the achievements and progress made against the action plan. A report providing the final results against the targets set to reduce property crime will be completed next year.

The strategy’s vision is to make Canberra a safer place through a collaborative whole-of-government effort to produce an enduring reduction in burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. Its target is to reduce reported burglary crime by 10 per cent and motor vehicle theft by 20 per cent by the end of this year from a 2010 baseline.

The strategy is driven by three key objectives: stopping the cycle of offending; engaging the disengaged; and creating a safer, more secure community. Underpinning

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