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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 2 August 2018) . . Page.. 2782 ..


Minister provide an update to recommendation 1 including (a) how has electronic surveillance improved, (b) does it meet best practice protection for, and the security of detainees, (c) have all Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) custodial officers been trained in operating closed circuit television cameras and (d) have protocols been developed for camera settings, movement and recording.

(2) In relation to recommendation 2, can the Minister provide (a) confirmation on whether ACT police now accord higher priority to the investigation of serious assaults at the AMC, (b) what approach is used for assaults that are not defined as serious and whether these are still referred to police and what priority they are given and (c) how many incidents has the newly established Violence Reduction Team (VRT) reviewed and how many of these have been referred to ACT police.

(3) In relation to recommendation 3, what evidence does the Minister have that supports a pro charge and pro prosecution approach has been adopted by ACT Policing and the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

(4) In relation to recommendation 4, (a) has a contract or memorandum of understanding been established between ACT Health and ACT Corrective Services to ensure that they share information to assist in the provision of health care for AMC detainees and (b) what other operational and governance arrangements have been improved to provide clear direction on roles and responsibilities for primary and mental health service delivery at the AMC.

(5) In relation to recommendation 5, (a) what is the current status of integrating Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service into the provision of health care at the AMC, (b) are other health care providers working in partnership with Winnunga, (c) is information and data sharing occurring; if so, is this in paper/hardcopy form or through an electronic management system, (d) how many meetings have been held with the working group established to develop a best practice model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health Service Delivery at AMC and (e) has a model in fact been developed and implemented; if so, what are the performance measures being used to track the implementation of this model.

(6) In relation to recommendation 6, (a) has a separate remand prison, area or process been established for indigenous detainees at the AMC and (b) has the Centre Logic been implemented that charts accommodation placements, detainee classification, movement of detainee cohorts and program access; if so, how has the implementation of this Logic approach informed future operating models.

(7) In relation to recommendation 7, (a) has the Health Services Commission (of the ACT Human Rights Commission) completed their independent investigation into the prescription of methadone to detainees at the AMC, (b) have the processes and procedures for the methadone program used by ACT Health been fully reviewed and updated to reflect national standards and (c) has ACT Health implemented the electronic methadone dosing system.

(8) In relation to recommendation 8, (a) has the Justice and Community Safety Directorate developed and implemented an Inspectorate of Custodial Services function, (b) how many reports or incidents have been reviewed by this area since it was established and (c) what happens to the reports once they have been reviewed, are they passed on to the ACT Ombudsman, to ACT police or other agencies.


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