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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 7 Hansard (4 August) . .

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MR BARR: No, not that I am aware of, no.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, what allegations of fraud or corruption have been reported or exposed within your government, and how have directorates dealt with them?

MR BARR: In terms of low-level issues within directorates, there have been some issues that have attracted media attention in recent times in relation to certain ACT government employees and they have been dealt with according to the appropriate laws of the territory.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, what responsibilities does a minister have under the ministerial code of conduct to act on reports of possible misconduct when he or she becomes aware of it?

MR BARR: In accordance with the code and the various laws of the territory.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—fires

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Corrections. Minister, are you aware of any incidents of fire breaking out inside the Alexander Maconochie Centre over the past 24 months? If so, how many fires and how were these graded in terms of severity?

MR RATTENBURY: Yes, I have received reports on at least one occasion of detainees lighting a fire inside the AMC. In terms of the details of Mr Wall's question, I will need to take that on notice and give him the information at a later point in time.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, was any damage incurred at the prison as a result of the fire?

MR RATTENBURY: I will check the records, but certainly my recollection of the discussion with Corrective Services was that there was no significant damage and that the fire was quite small. I will check the details and come back, but I have no recollection of major damage. It was all quite minor.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, how many staff and/or prisoners were affected by the fire, and did anyone require medical attention as a result?

MR RATTENBURY: I would be interested in what Mr Doszpot means by "affected", but I can get information on whether anybody was injured or not.


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