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(2) Online services as part of the ICMS are scheduled to be implemented in mid-2018. At that time, the online forms and electronic lodgement facilities will commence with a small number of court and tribunal forms. This will be followed by subsequent support releases for all court and tribunal forms.

It is expected that the entire ACT courts facility will have free public Wi-Fi access and technologically enabled courtrooms by the commencement of the 2019 Legal Term.

(3) The ACT Law Courts and Tribunal is seeking to procure a new jury management system that will streamline the processes for summonsing, excusing, empanelling and paying jurors. The system will include online ‘self-service’ functionality.

A project to upgrade the architecture, design and content of the ACAT web site is currently underway and similar projects are proposed for the web sites of the Supreme Court and Magistrates Court.

Waste—dumping and collecting
(Question No 492)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:

(1) Has the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate investigated reports of alleged dumping of glass from the ACT at Bywong; if so, has it been determined if the material should have been directed to the ACT’s Materials Recovery Facility for recycling.

(2) Have any discussions commenced with representatives of the NSW Government or with relevant local government authorities regarding the alleged dumping of waste from the ACT at Bywong.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The glass at Bywong was supplied by Remondis Australia Pty Ltd to Group 8 Environmental in 2014 for the purposes of reprocessing into a range of saleable products. It is understood that this material came from the Hume MRF.

The Hume MRF receives co-mingled recyclable material, for example, glass, paper, cardboard etc. from various sources, including residential recycling bins from Canberra and Queanbeyan, removes contaminants and sorts it into commodity categories before on-selling to re-processors.

Group 8 Environmental represented itself as a re-processor of waste glass and Remondis Australia supplied sorted glass to Group 8 for this purpose.

(2) Yes discussions have commenced and it remains the jurisdictional responsibility of NSW authorities. Furthermore, it is understood that Yass Valley Council are working with the landowner to address the waste issue at Bywong.

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