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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 4061..


MR BARR (continuing):

Another example in terms of significant returns, more to the commonwealth than to the territory, would have been the Masterpieces from Paris exhibition. Again, it was a commonwealth agency that generated most of the significant return. Obviously money went into the private sector as well, but the return to the ACT government, unfortunately, because of the structure of the tax system, is somewhat limited.

Alexander Maconochie Centre

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Corrections and is in regard to communications with community organisations about the AMC. Minister, what steps do you take to ensure you receive a regular flow of information from the community sector about concerns they may have with the AMC?

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I make sure that I am always available to meet with representatives of community-based organisations if they have any views or concerns about the AMC. Indeed, recently I met with representatives of ADFACT in relation to the services of the AMC, so my door is always open, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary?

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, how often do you personally have meetings with the AMC community reference group?

MR CORBELL: I have not met with the community reference group for some time, but I am certainly—as I have already said—always open to meeting with representative groups should they wish to have a meeting with me. Indeed, as recently as the last couple of weeks I have met with ADFACT to discuss issues around the AMC.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, have you considered establishing a corrections or an AMC-specific ministerial advisory group? If you have, why have not the government proceeded with this idea?

MR CORBELL: No, I have not.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter, a supplementary.

MS HUNTER: Minister, have Corrections ACT and the community sector ever provided you with differing advice? If so, what steps have you taken to ensure the advice you have received is correct?


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