Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 June 2017) . . Page.. 2012 ..
already established by ACT Policing’s regional targeting team, or RTT, in patrolling entertainment precincts across the territory.
The role of the RTT is to ensure the responsible sale and supply of alcohol through engagement, education and enforcement. The overall aim of the team’s work is to reduce alcohol-related violence.
ACT Policing members work closely with Access Canberra to educate licensees and venue staff on the requirements of the Liquor Act 2010 and Liquor Regulation 2010. The additional police resources will provide greater coverage of the broader ACT, focusing upon regional centres and entertainment precincts.
As a result of the increased resources we can expect to see increased proactive liquor licensing enforcement activities and programs, including increased collaboration with Access Canberra’s liquor enforcement teams.
Police will continue to work closely with licensees to make sure that the ACT’s nightlife precincts are safe for the whole community. Planning regarding the integration of the six officers is now underway.
Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (4.05): Madam Speaker, I seek your guidance. I am not sure of the form in which I should seek your guidance. It is about an interjection that was made across the chamber.
MADAM SPEAKER: Are you taking personal offence under standing order 47 or are you—
MRS JONES: No, under standing order 55; I will give some context. Perhaps that will be helpful.
MADAM SPEAKER: It may be, Mrs Jones.
MRS JONES: Towards the end of a question just a few moments ago, Mr Rattenbury asked across the chamber whether Steve—Mr Doszpot—is back on the angry pills. I know it is known to this place that Mr Doszpot is on some significant medication because of a very serious health matter. I wonder whether Mr Rattenbury would like the opportunity, or whether you consider that he should have the opportunity, to withdraw.
MADAM SPEAKER: If I think it goes to a general—Mr Rattenbury?
MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (4.07): Madam Speaker, to save a lot of drama I can simply assure all members of the chamber that I was making no reference to that.