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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 September 2011) . . Page.. 4220 ..


Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 11

Ms Bresnan

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Barr

Mrs Dunne

Ms Hunter

Dr Bourke

Ms Gallagher

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Burch

Mr Hanson

Mr Coe

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Corbell

Mr Seselja

Mr Doszpot

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—drugs

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (4.38): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) on the 25th July 2011, an incident of self-harm by an Aboriginal detainee occurred. The Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO) was only informally told of this incident a day later;

(b) in a separate incident, leading up to the 29th July 2011, a detainee at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) located in the Crisis Support Unit was able to stockpile methadone medication;

(c) on the 29th July 2011, another detainee at the AMC located in the Crisis Support Unit was unknowingly given the stockpiled methadone;

(d) the detainee who was stockpiling the methadone subsequently informed correctional staff that they had been stockpiling the medication in order to overdose; and

(e) that the detainees involved are of Aboriginal descent and the ILO and ALO were not informed of the incident immediately; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government by the first sitting day in December 2011 to:

(a) undertake an investigation into the procedures and practice surrounding the administration of medication, including methadone at the AMC;

(b) review the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and the application of the recommendations to all correctional facilities in the ACT, ensuring that this application reflects current best practice; and


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