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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3244 ..

(5) Participation rates for education courses in the AMC vary widely from 50 per cent to 100 per cent, and do not accurately reflect education engagement. The variance is due to many factors including the location of detainee cohort accommodation area, relevance to AMC employment, scheduling conflicts, security requirements and course particulars.

However, enrolment rates for education programs offered at the AMC are high across all the AMC detainee cohorts (approximately 78 per cent overall - of which 92 per cent are male and 8 per cent female).

Employment and education data from June 2018 is listed in the below table.

Non Indigenous Indigenous Male Female Male Female Service Industry (R102) 151 13 27 4 Education programs (OP105)^ 230 20 56 12

^Education programs include Pre-certificate Level 1, Secondary School, AQF Vocational Education & Training Education and Higher Education courses.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—housing (Question No 1562)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 8 June 2018:

(1) Can the Minister provide detail of the support options provided to detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) to source suitable housing.

(2) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of rates of homelessness prior to entering the AMC for (a) non-indigenous and (b) indigenous detainees.

(3) What role does Throughcare play in assisting with securing housing as well as follow up with recently released detainees.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) assists sentenced detainees to find suitable housing as part of pre-release planning. This involves exploring options and sourcing appropriate post-release accommodation, whether it is with family and friends, Housing ACT, residential rehabilitation centres, local community-based services or supports in other jurisdictions.

If no suitable accommodation is available, and usually only where the detainee is due for release on a head sentence or supervision order, ACTCS will refer detainees to OneLink or a suitable crisis accommodation provider.

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