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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1060..


number of incidents. It does not appear that they are long but I am quite happy to come back with that information.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, will you table in the Assembly by the close of this sitting period a schedule covering the period since Bimberi was opened of the days on which one or more detainees of Bimberi have spent more time in their rooms than the government's policy would provide, together with the reasons for each such occurrence?

MS BURCH: I think that goes to part of my response to Mr Coe's question. I have said that I will take advice and come back with the information that I can on the level of lockdown.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, will you answer Mr Coe's question about what is the government's policy in relation to people remaining in their rooms at Bimberi?

MS BURCH: Our policy on lockdown is that we recognise that it is a method of last resort, but there are times when, in the management of the risk and the operations of the centre, it is applied. To minimise the potential negative impact on young people secured in their rooms, every effort is made to limit that.

The lockdowns are undertaken under the provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2008 and the policies, procedures and reasons for safety, security or maintenance of the good order of the facility. Every effort is made to ensure young detainees are only subject to periods of time secured in their rooms where necessary and for the periods to be of the shortest possible time.

Transport—greenhouse gas emissions

MS BRESNAN: My question is to the Minister for Transport and concerns greenhouse gas emissions from the ACT transport sector. The government has committed to reducing the ACT's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020. The transport sector currently produces about one-quarter of all ACT emissions. Minister, by what percentage does the government intend to reduce transport emissions over the next nine years and have you specifically modelled how transport policies will achieve this target?

MR STANHOPE: I will have to take that question on notice, Mr Speaker. I do not have that detail.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary.


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