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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 1392..


MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary question.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, do you have any numeric outcomes as a result of these programs—for instance, CO2 saved or kilowatt hours of energy saved or dollars saved in expenditure on energy?

MR CORBELL: Yes. My department has done a range of analyses in relation to those matters and I would be happy to take the question on notice and provide the information to Ms Le Couteur.

Mr Stanhope: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Capital works—expenditure

MS GALLAGHER: In relation to Mr Seselja's question in question time today, I undertook to get back on how much of the $214 million spend was related to the commonwealth stimulus program. I can advise that $37.4 million was on building the education revolution and $15.7 million was on the social housing program.

Alexander Maconochie Centre

MR CORBELL: In question time yesterday Ms Bresnan asked me a number of questions, as did a number of other of her colleagues on the crossbench, about the provision of services at the transitional release centre at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The question that I was asked was, firstly: could I please advise the Assembly what steps ACT Corrective Services is taking to ensure these clients could access general practitioners and other necessary health services.

I was also asked what steps ACT Corrective Services is taking to assist community organisations concerned with health services to gain access to clients and what level of contact is there currently. And, thirdly, I was asked, in relation to public transport, whether ACT Corrective Services assists clients getting to and from health-related appointments.

I can advise, in relation to the first question, that transitional release prisoners are encouraged to access services in the community as part of the transitional process. Obviously the whole point of transitional release is to encourage prisoners in that setting to make the transition into a more normal way of life and make arrangements for themselves in the community.

However, once per week a doctor from the Hume Health Centre holds a clinic at the TRC to address any health issues of prisoners who are accommodated there. Nurses from the centre also visit the TRC daily in order to administer medication and methadone. In approved circumstances, prisoners have been permitted to enter and attend the Hume Health Centre at the doctors clinic that is held every Tuesday


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