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community. Once we get this information back from the community, we will be able to shape Gungahlin and find the final puzzle piece, which is that piece of land, and continue with the Gungahlin centre upgrades and growth.

MR BRADDOCK: Minister, how will the precinct design ensure the right mix of land uses are made in the Gungahlin town centre east?

MS BERRY: Thank you. I think the important part of making sure we do achieve as much as possible for the Gungahlin community is to go through this consultation process. So that is exactly what the Suburban Land Agency is doing. It is making sure they have these engagement opportunities and have these community consultations before any detailed precinct designs are developed because we want to make sure that the facilities are genuinely community led and designed. At this stage, any idea is welcome.

MS CLAY: What will the precinct design deliver for Gungahlin?

MS BERRY: I thank Ms Clay for the supplementary. As I said, those conversations and consultations are occurring right now. So any idea would be welcome. I encourage Gungahlin MLAs to support members in their community to drop into those consultation sessions as well as perhaps joining up with the consultation groups and panels to work on what the precinct will look like.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—human rights breach

MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, the estimates committee is of the view that the government is vulnerable to a legal challenge over a potential breach of human rights with respect to its accommodation of sentenced and unsentenced detainees in the same facility. They base this on the views of our Human Rights Commissioner and our Inspector of Corrective Services.

This would not be the first time you have presided over a breach of human rights at the AMC. Your tenure as corrections minister last term oversaw a breach so significant that six detainees have now taken the government to court over it and one has already won their case, costing the taxpayer over $100,000 in legal costs and counting.

Attorney, how will you learn from your mistakes as corrections minister and ensure the ACT is compliant with human rights to ensure we do not keep getting sued?

MR RATTENBURY: I assure Mrs Kikkert and her colleagues I have the humility to learn from things and to seek constant improvement. That is the way I approach my job every day I turn up here.

MRS KIKKERT: Attorney, were you aware that there was some doubt about the government's compliance with human rights with respect to the management unit before the issue was taken to court?

MR RATTENBURY: I am not sure of the answer to that question. I will take it on notice and advise Mrs Kikkert.

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