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Business #3

The ACTCS Employment Specialist approached this scaffolding business in 2020. The ACTCS Employment Specialist has referred approximately 11 people to the business of which five have been employed ongoing.

Business #4

The ACTCS Employment Specialist approached this metal business in March 2020. The business employed a detainee while exiting the AMC and transitioning into the community and the ACTCS Employment Specialist provided ongoing support to maintain this employment throughout that transition to ensure the ongoing success of the employment arrangement.

Business #5

In June 2022 a Grounds Maintenance Business contacted the Alexander Maconochie Centre to see if a “Work Crew” could be facilitated for their business. The business will employ two detainees from the Transitional Release Centre commencing on 17 November 2022, on a casual basis for two days per week to start. The business is willing to increase the detainees’ work hours when the business owner is feeling more comfortable with the process and building trust with the detainees as he is new to
the space.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—body scanners
(Question No 942)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 October 2022:

(1) In relation to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), when were the body scanners promised by the Government after the strip search incident on 11 January 2021 installed and when were they turned on and made a part of routine AMC operations.

(2) How many body scanners were purchased and installed.

(3) What was the cost of purchase for each body scanner.

(4) What was the total cost of purchase and installation for each body scanner.

(5) Will there be a policy on the use of the body scanner similar to the policy written for the SOTER body scanner back in 2010.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The installation of the body scanners was completed in June 2022. It is anticipated the devices will become part of routine operations at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) in December 2022, when the necessary radiation licensing is obtained and training, compliance and operating procedures for the use of the devices are all completed.

2. Two Rapiscan X-ray body scanners were purchased and have been installed.

3. The cost of purchase of each scanner was $249,638, excluding GST ($274,602 including GST).

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