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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 227 ..


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—living facilities(Question No 34)

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

What measures have been taken, at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, to ensure sufficient privacy for inmates in their cells according to standard 43.8 in the ACT Standards for Adult Correctional Services.

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—anti-smoking measures(Question No 35)

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

(1) According to Standard 78.5 in the ACT Standards for Adult Correctional Services, what progress has been made on transforming the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) into a smoke-free prison.

(2) What studies have been done on the feasibility of a smoke-free prison at the AMC.

(3) What are the names of those studies.

(4) Is there a timeline for when the ACT Government intends the AMC to be smoke-free; if so, at what stage in the timeline is the AMC at.

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.



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