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(6) The ACT Children's Court currently has the capacity to sentence a young person to a period of detention up to two years and can sentence a young person to detention within a young offenders institution. As a result of this section of the Act, it is currently lawful to detain young people over the age of 18 years at Quamby Youth Detention Centre. The provision of appropriate accommodation blocks, which takes this issue into consideration, is being considered as part of the Quamby redevelopment. Advice received from the ACT Government Solicitor in 2003 indicated that it is not possible to transfer a young person (albeit over the age 18) to an adult correctional facility if they have been sentenced in the Children's Court to a period of detention in a youth facility and are therefore serving a Children's Court Order. The current adult facilities within the ACT are remand facilities and cannot hold young people for any reason other than those specified under S122 of the Children and Young People Act 1999, that is for the purpose of temporary custody prior to transfer to another institution.

(7) Refer to the response to part (6) above.

Veterinary examination room

(Question No 1446)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

(1) In relation to the veterinary examination room and the response to Question on notice No 1186 in which it was stated that the new completion date for this project has been delayed until March 2004, has this project now been completed;

(2) If so, when was the project completed; if not, why has it not been completed and what is the estimated completion date.

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

(1) Construction of the Veterinary Examination room at Domestic Animal Services is completed.

(2) Final inspection of works took place on Monday 22 March 2004.

Belconnen Arts Centre

(Question No 1447)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Arts and Heritage, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

In relation to Belconnen Arts Centre feasibility:

1. In relation to Belconnen Arts Feasibility Study and further to the response to Question on notice No 1197 which states that this project would be completed in early April 2004, is this work still on track to be completed in the coming days; if not, why not, and when will this feasibility study be completed;

2. How long after the feasibility study is completed will Government make an announcement about whether it will support recommendations made in the feasibility study.


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