Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4164 ..
(3) How much money is in the 2017-18 Health budget for (a) Healthy Canberra grants, (b) Health Promotion Innovation Fund grants, (c) community fund grants and (d) other health-sourced grants.
(4) In relation to each of parts (3)(a) to (3)(d), if no money is in the 2017-18 Health budget, why not.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The ACT Health Promotion Grants Program will open in October 2017.
(2) Yes, as above.
(3) 2017/18 indicative allocations for each new funding opportunity are as follows (EX GST):
a) Healthy Canberra Grants - $635,208;
b) Health Promotion Innovation Fund - $96,700;
c) Not applicable;
d) There are no other community-based grants programs within ACT Health.
(4) Not applicable.
(Question No 528)
Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:
(1) In relation to Conducted Electrical Weapons (commonly referred to as TASERs), did the Minister state in his answer to question on notice 433 from the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-2018 that “the cost of TASER training is estimated to be an average of $91 per hour, per member; if so, how many hours of TASER training will be required for each the 423 additional officers.
(2) How often will these officers needs to undertake further training to use the TASERs.
(3) At what date will all of the 423 officers be fully trained to operate TASERs.
(4) How many police officers are currently trained to operate TASERs.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) My answer to Question on Notice 433 estimated the cost of TASER training at an average of $91 per hour, per member. Training in the use of a TASER is a two day course at 8 hours per day for each additional officer.
Members are rostered to attend training. Resources and Instructors are supplied by AFP Learning and Development and ACT Policing Operational Safety Training.