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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4161 ..


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

All legal services for the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) during 2016-17 were provided by the ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS). The costs and expenses for those legal services were met by the Territory’s appropriations for legal services.

ACT Policing—Neighbourhood Watch
(Question No 518)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

Did the Minister state in the reply to question on notice 427 of the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-2018 that “the annual grant [to Neighbourhood Watch] has remained static over the past four years, and has been reviewed annually by ACT Policing and ACT Neighbourhood Watch”; if so, what were the findings and evidence from these reviews which meant that the funding for Neighbourhood Watch remained the same for four consecutive years.

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

The funding for ACT Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) has been granted for the past four years from ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention Program. The Crime Prevention Program funding is used to provide grants to organisations within the ACT who wish to deliver a crime prevention/reduction program or event, which ideally aligns with ACT Policing’s performance measures.

All applicants for grant funding are requested to submit a written request outlining the purpose and funding required to deliver the service. ACT NHW submits a written application each year and this year, asked for an increase in the amount to be granted. The funds are used by ACT NHW to support the ongoing delivery of their community safety program, and to cover the rental of a room in Havelock House, for Board meetings and other gatherings, printing and other administrative costs, as required.

The application from ACT NHW for 2017-18 sought an increase in the grant from $22,000 to $25,000, which has been approved by the Chief Police Officer. The increase in funding will offset increases in administrative costs for ACT NHW.

ACT Policing—tasers
(Question No 519)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) Did the Minister state in reply to question on notice 433 from the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-2018, about the company supplying the TASERs and training, that “ACT Policing is yet to commence the procurement process”; if so, has ACT Policing commenced the procurement process; if so, what are the details of this procurement process.


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