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Inquiry Details

Public disturbances at Macquarie Fields

This inquiry was referred to the Committee by the Hon Carl Scully MP, Minister for Police, on 17 March 2005. On 23 March 2005, the terms of reference were amended by the House (Item 9, Minutes No.96). The House subsequently instructed the Committee to delay the commencement of the Inquiry until the conclusion of police operational review and police investigations. Satisfied that the terms of the instruction from the House had been met, on 19 September 2005 the Committee resolved to commence the inquiry by calling for submissions

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 29 August 2006

Minister for Police and Resolution passed 23 March 2005, Minutes No.96, Item 9 That the Standing Committee on Social Issues enquire into, and report on, the public disturbances at Macquarie Fields, and in particular on: 1. Policing strategies and resources in the Macquarie Fields area, particularly in the immediate period leading up to and following the motor vehicle accident involving two fatalities on 25 February 2005 2. Government programs and service provision in the Macquarie Fields area, including local, state and federal programs 3. Non-government services and service provision in the Macquarie Fields area 4. Whether the lessons learned from the Social Issues Committee and Coburn Reports resulting from the Redfern disturbance, have been utilised in this incident 5. The underlying causes and problems which may have contributed to individual and collective acts of violence and social disorder, and 6. Any other matters arising from these Terms of Reference

That the Standing Committee on Social Issues enquire into, and report on, the public disturbances at Macquarie Fields, and in particular on: 1. Policing strategies and resources in the Macquarie Fields area, particularly in the immediate period leading up to and following the motor vehicle accident involving two fatalities on 25 February 2005 2. Government programs and service provision in the Macquarie Fields area, including local, state and federal programs 3. Non-government services and service provision in the Macquarie Fields area 4. Whether the lessons learned from the Social Issues Committee and Coburn Reports resulting from the Redfern disturbance, have been utilised in this incident 5. The underlying causes and problems which may have contributed to individual and collective acts of violence and social disorder, and 6. Any other matters arising from these Terms of Reference


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