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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 220 ..


I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources.

In this instance, it is inappropriate to divert resources from other priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials to discuss the questions asked.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—firearms policy(Question No 21)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) Are there any firearms within the AMC or within the grounds of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC); if so, how many are there.

(2) How often are they inspected for security and maintenance.

(3) How many staff are qualified in the use of firearms at the AMC.

(4) At the beginning of (a) January 2020 and (b) December 2020, how many firearm qualified staff had been reassessed and found competent within the last 12 months.

(5) Is there a minimum number requirement of firearm qualified staff to be on site at anyone one time; if so, what is that minimum requirement.

(6) Are police officers allowed to bring their firearms on site; if so, what procedures or paperwork must they fill out in order to do so; if not, why not.

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

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources.

In this instance, it is inappropriate to divert resources from other priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials to discuss the questions asked.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—medicines policy(Question No 22)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) How is medicine distributed to inmates in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) Which job role has the responsibility for the distribution of medicine and what training do they undergo to distribute the medicine.


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