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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2251..


Mr Hargreaves: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker, but—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

Mr Hargreaves interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hargreaves, Mr Hanson! Mr Corbell, I believe you are taking the question.

MR CORBELL: Thank you Mr Speaker. I previously answered this question in estimates and in other fora. The previous superintendent has returned to his substantive duties in New South Wales Corrective Services.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, a supplementary?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, was due process followed in relation to the end of Mr Buchanan's tenure?

MR CORBELL: This is a staffing matter for the Directorate of Justice and Community Safety. I am not directly involved in the administration of those matters. I would simply highlight to members that at all times I believe my directorate has acted appropriately in relation to this matter.

MR HANSON: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, was Mr Buchanan pushed because of his opposition to a needle and syringe program?

MR CORBELL: No. Such a claim is false.

MR HANSON: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, why has there been such a high turnover of superintendents at the Alexander Maconochie Centre?

MR CORBELL: Regrettably, the person occupying the substantive position of superintendent of the Alexander Maconochie Centre has experienced a range of personal circumstances that have meant that they have been unable to occupy that position. That led to a number of acting arrangements being put in place, because the substantive office-holder was unable to act in that position due to personal circumstances.

Schools—counsellors

MS HUNTER: My question is to the minister for education. The question is in regard to the adequacy of school counsellors across the public schools in the territory. Can


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