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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 221 ..


(3) What measures or practices are taken by staff at the AMC to prevent medication being taken by other detainees the medicine is not intended for.

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—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and Pacific Islander employees(Question No 23)

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

(1) How many employees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) have either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

(2) What is the job role breakdown of these employees.

(3) How many employees at the AMC have Pacific Islander Heritage.

(4) What is the job role breakdown of these employees.

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—cultural programs(Question No 24)

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

What (a) programs and (b) facilities in the AMC are exclusive to indigenous inmates.

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.


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