Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2011) . . Page.. 801 ..


Answers to questions

Alexander Maconochie Centre—drugs(Question No 1287)

Mr Hanson asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 7 December 2010:

What is the number of drug tests by urinalysis conducted in the Alexander Maconochie Centre, by month, between 1 November 2009 and 30 November 2010 and was each test conducted (a) upon entry to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, (b) based on information, “targeted tests”, (c) as part of rehabilitation programs or (d) randomly.

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

The total number of urinalysis tests conducted at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) from 1 November 2009 to 30 November 2010 was 896. A breakdown of these tests by month is as follows:

Nov 2009

Dec 2009

Jan 2010

Feb 2010

Mar 2010

Apr 2010

May 2010

Jun 2010

Jul 2010

Aug 2010

Sep 2010

Oct 2010

Nov 2010

TOTAL

New Receptions

24

8

1

4

4

5

11

2

3

2

0

2

0

66

Targeted

63

44

25

39

50

20

52

46

39

40

19

14

21

472

Random

0

169

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

189

0

358

TOTAL

87

221

26

43

54

25

63

48

42

42

19

205

21

896

The total number of targeted urinalysis tests includes tests of prisoners who participated in rehabilitation programs. These tests were not identified separately.

Towards the end of 2010, oral and swab testing was introduced to conduct preliminary screenings of prisoners for presence of drugs. Such testing is a less intrusive method of drug testing. Negative results from these preliminary screenings may result in no further (urinalysis) testing being conducted. Further, during this period a new provider was engaged to conduct urinalysis testing of prisoners at the AMC.


Government—media and communications advisers(Question Nos 1361 and 1364)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 8 December 2010:

(1) How many staff are employed as media advisers or communications advisers in each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio.

(2) What is the average salary of each staff referred to in part (1).

(3) How many staff (a) are employed as graphic designers and (b) manage advertising as their primary responsibility.

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


Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video