ACT Legislative Assembly Hansard

Advanced search

Next page . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 934..

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

(1) No.

(2) Forty-four organisations would have received their IT equipment/broadband up to the value of $1,000 by the end of February 2005.

(3) The Department is currently investigating other IT support measures for the community sector with unspent funds from the Community Engagement Initiative.

Prisons and prisoners-newsletter

(Question No 86)

Mrs Burke asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

Will provision be made in the operation of the proposed ACT prison to allow any form of newsletter or magazine that enforces positive aspects of the culture and upholds the dignity and humanity of prisoners.

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

There will be provision in the Alexander Maconochie Centre for the production and distribution of newsletters as appropriate, however, the establishment and maintenance of a positive, humane prison culture will require the integration of a pro social value system with every aspect of prison operation.

Information will necessarily be conveyed to and from prisoners and staff in the most effective available media at the time. Taking into consideration that many prisoners are below functional levels of literacy, a range of media will be employed to promote the desired culture. This may include internal e-mail, intercom systems, video technology, print, artwork, prisoner operated radio and newsletters.

Computers-information technology support

(Question No 87)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

(1) What nine community organisations are involved in the Information Technology Awareness Raising Computer Rollout conducted by Billabong Corporation on behalf of the ACT Government;

(2) How is the project progressing and have all nine organisations received (a) computers, (b) ongoing computer training and (c) information technology support for a specified period.

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

(1) The nine community organisations are:

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation;

Boomanulla Oval (Aboriginal and Sporting Corporation and Recreational Facility);

Next page . . Previous page. . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search

If you have special accessibility requirements in accessing information on this website,
please contact the Assembly on (02) 6205 0439 or send an email
Accessibility | Copyright and Disclaimer Notice | Privacy Policy
© Legislative Assembly for the ACT