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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 238 ..


(3) Is there a document that lays out all education programs and/or courses that inmates can choose from.

(4) Are inmates able to pick and choose which education programs they participate in.

(5) Are inmates able to not participate in any education program

(6) Can an inmate drop out from the education program at any time.

(7) How many inmates enrolled in pre-certificate level one courses between (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 and how many completed their course.

(8) How many inmates enrolled in secondary school education courses between (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 and how many completed their course.

(9) How many inmates enrolled in vocational education and training courses between (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 and how many completed their course.

(10) How many inmates enrolled in higher education courses between (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 and how many completed their course.

(11) Can the Minister provide the school timetable for each non-vocational course.

(12) Is the Education Directorate providing lessons inside the AMC.

(13) What other education resources are provided to inmates.

(14) From which organisations are the certificates of completion of courses awarded from.

(15) Does Canberra Institute of Technology aware any certificates of completion of courses; if so, which courses.

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.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—child placement(Question No 55)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, upon notice, on 4 December 2020 (redirected to the Minister for Families and Community Services):

(1) The ‘Our Booris Our Way Final Report’ (December 2019) recommends that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles are ‘explicitly


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