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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 226 ..


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—detainee clothing(Question No 32)

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

(1) Noting that Standard 47.8 of the ACT Standards for Adult Correctional Services, the correctional centre is responsible to obtain clothing for an inmate if they have no means to obtain clothing themselves, what is the process for obtaining clothing for a detainee.

(2) Is there a monetary figure attached to how much can be spent by the correctional centre on clothing.

(3) Does the inmate have any input into what clothing is bought.

(4) Does the Alexander Maconochie Centre first obtain the detainees measurements before clothing is bought.

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—detainee consultation(Question No 33)

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

(1) How often are inmates consulted about what goods should be sold at the prison shop.

(2) When was the last time inmates were consulted about what goods should be sold at the prison shop.

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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