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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (21 March) . . Page.. 1007..


Questions without notice

Alexander Maconochie Centre—capacity

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for Corrections. In estimates during 2010, Mr James Ryan, the Executive Director of Corrective Services, stated:

Going back to the first part of your question about what our operational capacity is, it is in the order of 240 or 250 ...

The ABS Corrective Services December 2011 report shows that the average daily number of people held in full-time custody is 256. Is the Alexander Maconochie Centre at operational capacity?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. The information that has been received by me indicates that the answer to that question is no.

MR SESELJA: Upon opening in 2008, the AMC was stated as providing capacity for the next 10 years. Is this still true?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. I will need to take that question on notice.

MR HANSON: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: What is the total number of beds currently available at the Alexander Maconochie Centre?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question but that is a specific question which I will need to take on notice.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: What is your plan to accommodate more prisoners should demand increase in the near to mid term?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. This is a question that requires a detailed response which I will take on notice.

Children and young people—youth and family support scheme

MS HUNTER: My question is to the Minister for Community Services and relates to the children, youth and family services program contracts. Minister, on 23 February 2012 Caroline Le Couteur asked you if the organisations who were successful in their children, youth and family services tenders had signed their service delivery contracts and, if not, considering that the new service delivery framework was due to start in less than two weeks, when this would occur. Minister, do you still stand by the answer in response to that question that contract negotiations had been concluded?


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