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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . . Page.. 245..


MS BRESNAN: The motion talks about "providing or sourcing". If you had spoken to me, returned my calls and listened and if my discussions with the Chief Minister's adviser had been passed on, you would have known that. Again, you could have worked constructively with me. If you had taken issue with that we could have come up with some alternative wording, but you did not choose to do that. You would not return my calls. I think that pretty well speaks for itself.

I thank Mr Smyth and Mr Doszpot for their constructive and very positive contributions, contrary to Mr Corbell's. His speech today was quite astounding and I say again that I was quite offended by it.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Alexander Maconochie Centre

Management

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (8.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Corrective Services portfolio has been mismanaged by the current ACT Government for a number of years;

(b) that as a result of this mismanagement:

(i) that in late 2008 and early 2009 there were ongoing human rights breaches at the Belconnen Remand Centre (BRC) that were exacerbated by the late opening of the ACT's new prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC);

(ii) there were numerous security incidents in late 2008 and early 2009 at the BRC including violence that resulted in corrections officers being treated in hospital;

(iii) the prison was delivered over 12 months late;

(iv) that the prison was officially opened on the eve of the ACT election five months prior to receiving prisoners;

(v) that the prison was delivered under scope and $3.5 million over budget;

(vi) that the prison has defects remaining in the security system;

(vii) that drugs, needles and razor blades were found in the prison shortly after the first prisoners arrived;

(viii) that the radio frequency identification system is not yet operational and recently a number of identification bracelets were lost;


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