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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 14 December 2016) . . Page.. 192 ..


of removing the Kevin Andrews legislation, which Senator Katy Gallagher tweeted about recently.

The truth of the matter is that the Liberal Party will not be drawn on these issues. They will argue process and not talk about the actual policy, because the public would see what they feared at the election, that we have the most conservative opposition in Australia, an opposition that is not aligned with our values for our progressive and inclusive city.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Alexander Maconochie Centre

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (5.27): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes regarding significant security failings at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) that:

(a) there have been a number of security breaches at the AMC over the last two years;

(b) in May 2015 inmates posted footage of a fight within the gaol to social media;

(c) in May 2015 using mobile phones inmates found to be posting selfies on Facebook;

(d) in May 2016 a prisoner died whilst in custody at the gaol; and

(e) in September 2016 two prisoners escaped from the gaol;

(2) also notes that:

(a) over the eight years of operation the gaol has had the following reviews including recommendations undertaken into its performance:

(i) the Hamburger Review in 2011;

(ii) the Burnet Review in 2011;

(iii) the Auditor-General’s report into rehabilitation of male detainees in 2015;

(iv) the Human Rights Commissioner’s report into human rights compliance of the care of female detainees; and

(v) the Justice and Community Safety Committee reported into sentencing, looking at some of the throughcare and other issues around detainees sentencing and release;

(b) overcrowding and capacity issues are ongoing;


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