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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 1375..


MR COE: Minister, are convicted detainees segregated from remandees? What are the numbers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in those categories?

MS BURCH: Separation in Bimberi is managed for a number of reasons: their age, their gender, their behaviour, how they fit in with the broader community there. The numbers vary from week to week. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, unfortunately, are over-represented within the Bimberi system.

Mr Coe: Will you take it on notice?

MS BURCH: I can flick through this and get back to you this week with the details we have.

Gaming—sale of Labor clubs

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Gaming and Racing. Minister, yesterday you indicated that you would not be taking any further action on the 86 documents requested by the gaming commission from the Labor club but not provided. Have you taken any advice from the commission as to the content of these documents, why the commission requested the documents and, if so, have you satisfied yourself that the documents can remain secret?

MR BARR: I thank Mr Smyth for the question. As Mr Smyth would be aware, as I am sure he has pored over the detail of the commission's report, the documents were legally privileged. The commission agrees that they are legally privileged and it has made those statements in the report. The commission has agreed with that and has proposed that no further action be taken in relation to those documents.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth?

MR SMYTH: Minister, given the commission report explicitly states that there is a conflict of interest between the Labor club and the Labor Party, is it appropriate for you to make further decisions with regard to the report?

MR BARR: Entirely, Mr Speaker.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, how many members of the ALP administrative committee or board members of the Labor club work as ministerial advisers in the Assembly?

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I refer to your previous ruling. I would seek to have this question ruled out of order because it does not relate to a ministerial responsibility carried by this minister, as detailed in the AAOs.

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, Mr Speaker, Mr Smyth's question relates to whether or not the minister may have a conflict of interest in relation to his


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