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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 231 ..


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—lockdowns(Question No 41)

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

(1) How many lockdowns have occurred at the Alexander Maconochie Centre since 1 January 2016.

(2) How long did each of these lockdowns last.

(3) Briefly, what was the cause of each lockdown.

(4) What is the name of the document(s) that records details of each lockdown.

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—staff training(Question No 42)

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

(1) How many staff, divided by gender, are trained and up to date with trauma informed searching techniques as of 1 December 2020.

(2) Is there a minimum number requirement of trauma informed searching technique trained staff that must be on-site at any one time.

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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