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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3385..


shops and with the proponents. I was able to advise of four meetings with the Giralang Residents Action Group. I have had one meeting with the proponents, on 15 February 2011.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—inquiry

MS BURCH: There were a number of questions I took on notice through yesterday's question time. One was from Ms Hunter in regard to supervision. I would like to inform the Assembly that all Bimberi employees participate in routine supervision sessions with their immediate supervisor. Between July 2010 and June 2011, 249 hours of supervision were completed at Bimberi and involved 197 staff.

Further, it is standard practice following any critical event to hold an incident debrief, and this is facilitated by the unit manager and includes all employees involved in the incident. The directorate employee assistance program—PPC Worldwide—is offered to all employees following a critical incident. Senior operational staff were recently asked to ensure that they actively promote the directorate's employee assistance program with staff.

I cannot advise on how many Bimberi staff have taken up the offer to accept the services of the employee assistance program as these services are free and confidential. The directorate receives an annual report from PCC Worldwide. However, data is only broken down into data for the whole of the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—staff

MS BURCH: Also yesterday I took a question from Mr Doszpot in regard to the number of staff employed in November last year that are still employed. I would like to inform the Assembly that 40 of the 56 staff employed at Bimberi in November 2010 are part of the current establishment of Bimberi. So that is 40 of the 56. Staff movement has been a result of a variety reasons, including temporary transfers, long-term leave, resignations, a dismissal and contracts not being extended. The staff are in a range of positions, including detention officers, administrative support, team leaders, ground managers, maintenance officers and cooks. Three senior managers who were working at Bimberi in November last year no longer work at the centre, and these are included in these numbers.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—inquiry

MS BURCH: Also, Mr Hargreaves asked a question on how many times the members of the opposition actually visited Bimberi—a pure request for facts and numbers of the visits. I would like to inform the Assembly that, according to the Bimberi visitors log, the only visit by the opposition to Bimberi since its commissioning in December 2008 was by Mr Seselja and Mrs Dunne on 14 June 2011. In addition, Ms Hunter from the ACT Greens visited Bimberi on 18 September 2009. That is what my records are showing. So since it has been operational Mrs Dunne and Mr Seselja have visited Bimberi once, and that was in June this year. No other members of the opposition have visited Bimberi.


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