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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1682..


(3) Yes. ACT Government agencies are strongly encouraged to post details of their proposed policies and programs on the site.

(4) No. The Building a Stronger Community flagship in the Canberra Social Plan includes initiatives to further enhance e-democracy including upgrading the website as part of the ACT Government's Community Engagement Code of Practice, which will be finalised in July/August 2004.

Prisoners-statistics

(Question No 1388)

Mr Smyth asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 11 March 2004:

(1) In relation to prisoner remandee numbers, how many A.C.T. (a) prisoners and (b) remandees, have been sent interstate, each month, in the last six months;

(2) What was the total cost of transfers for each category during this period;

(3) How many remandees have been housed at the Temporary Remand Centre (TRC) at Symonston, each month, for the last 12 months;

(4) On a monthly average, what has been the operational cost of the TRC at Symonston;

(5) Have the (a) Belconnen Remand Centre and (b) the Court House cells been at capacity at any time in the last 12 months; if so, when and what was the number of remandees held;

(6) How many Canberrans are currently serving home detention.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The number of ACT prisoners sent interstate, each month, in the six months from August 2003 to January 2004, are:

August 2003

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10

September 2003

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12

October 2003

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10

November 2003

-

7

December 2003

-

10

January 2004

-

4

(b) The number of ACT remandees sent interstate in the last six months was one, for a period of 52 days from 23 December 2003.

(2) (a) The total cost of transfers per day for ACT prisoners for the period August 2003 to January 2004 are as follows:

August 2003

-

for 10 prisoners

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$ 1,850.62 per day

September 2003

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for 12 prisoners

-

$ 2,163.98 per day

October 2003

-

for 10 prisoners

-

$ 1,910.90 per day

November 2003

-

for 7 prisoners

-

$ 1,310.77 per day


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