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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 7 Hansard (30 June) . . Page.. 3192..


Questions without notice taken on notice

Alexander Maconochie Centre—governance

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 23 June 2011): The SRS (AFP's Specialist Response & Security Tactical Response Group) has never been asked to respond to such requests from the AMC, nor has any such group external to ACT Corrective Services.

Custodial Officers at the AMC are provided with training in the handling of various types of incidents in custodial settings, including riot control, as part of their standard training.

To date custodial officers have undertaken cell searches, cell extractions using force and other detainee management activities required at the AMC.

Planning—community space

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 23 June 2011): The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has carried out maintenance in the form of mowing of the public land located between the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT) at Kangara Waters and Lake Ginninderra foreshore. Officers from TAMS also met recently with the developer's consultant and a representative from the Illawarra Retirement Trust to discuss issues of concern in relation to the maintenance of the land around the retirement complex - agreement has now been reached on areas of responsibility.

Planning—Scullin shops

Mr CORBELL (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Hunter on Thursday, 23 June 2011): The public realm at Scullin shopping centre will be upgraded during 2011/12. Construction will commence in late 2011 and be completed by June 2012.

No further upgrades are planned for shopping centres in the Ginninderra electorate in the next two years.

Housing—waiting list

Ms BURCH (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 30 June 2011): During question time on the Thursday 30 June 2011, Mr Coe asked me, as the Minister for Community Services a question in relation to the ACT Ombudsman Report, were any issues raised in that report also raised in internal audit reports?

Mr Coe would be aware, following 2 separate Freedom of Information requests to the Community Services Directorate for Internal Audit reports that this material is exempt from release under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act, which deals with documents concerning operations of agencies.


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