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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 12 Hansard (15 October) . . Page.. 4646..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—exiting prisoners

(Question No 264)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 19 August 2009:

(1) Does the ACT Government fund any accommodation for women exiting the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC); if so, through which agency.

(2) Does the ACT Government fund any accommodation for men exiting the AMC.

(3) What community services are funded by the ACT Government to provide counselling and support services for women exiting the AMC.

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

(1) ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) has recently identified funding to provide managed accommodation support for women prisoners exiting the AMC. The Managed Accommodation Program run by ACTCS is available to females exiting the AMC.

(2) Yes.

(3) Women exiting the AMC can access a range of services in the community that are targeted specifically toward women. These services are provided by ACT Government departments and by ACT and Commonwealth funded organisations. One such organisation identified by Corrective Services which receives funding from the ACT Government is the Women's Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency which provides mental health support to women.

Industrial relations—occupational health and safety

(Question Nos 265 and 266)

Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 19 August 2009:

(1) How many occupational health and safety inspections were carried out in the (a) 2006-2007, (b) 2007-2008, (c) 2008-2009 and (d) 2009-2010 to date financial years.

(2) What is the break down of the number of visits by industry sector for those inspections referred to in part (1).

(3) How many of the inspections referred to in part (1) were (a) routine and (b) in response to complaints or other requests for inspection.

(4) How many of the inspections referred to in part (1) and for each sector referred to in part (2) resulted in some form of warning or other disciplinary action.

(5) What form did the disciplinary action take in each of the instances referred to in part (4).

(6) Was any sort of disciplinary action undertaken by ACT Workcover or any other ACT agency in relation to the (a) collapse of the hangar at Canberra airport in May 2003,


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