Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4169 ..
7. Yes, information is provided to ACT taxpayers on the process to lodge objections to land valuations on general rates and land tax notices, and on land valuation notices. This information is also available on the ACT Revenue Office website www.revenue.act.gov.au. Taxpayers can also call or email the Revenue Office to seek an explanation of the objections process.
8. Government communications methods are always being refined as requirements for communication change and as new communications channels emerge. The methods of communication described in the answer to question (7) already provide taxpayers with opportunity to understand the process for lodging objections.
(Question No 534)
Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 25 August 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):
(1) Can he list the number of infringement notices issued to cyclists in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 to date, financial years.
(2) Can he list the categories, and number per category, of infringement notices issued to cyclists in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 to date, financial years.
(3) Can he provide the total amount of revenue arising from infringement notices issued to cyclists in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 to date, financial years.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The number of infringement notices issued to cyclists for the following financial years are:
(a) 2015-16 – 154 Infringement Notices.
(b) 2016-17 – 61 Infringement Notices.
(c) 2017-18 to date (1 July 2017 – 21 August 2017) – 3 Infringement Notices
The number of infringement notices issued to cyclists during 2015-16 was a direct result of targeted action undertaken by ACT Policing Traffic Operations. The operation was undertaken to educate cyclists on road safety issues and a number of infringements were issued during proactive patrols of parks, greenbelts and bike paths.
While infringements have decreased, ACT Policing members continue to speak with cyclists and throughout the year ACT Policing undertakes campaigns based on the road safety calendar. During the months where protecting vulnerable road users are a focus, there are opportunities to speak with cyclists concerning their behaviour on the road, as well as protective behaviours based on the actions of drivers.
(2) The table below illustrates the categories and the number per category of the infringement notices issued to cyclists: