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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 775 ..


(2) The following number of officers did not undergo mandatory annual training for CPR:

a. 30 officers in 2018

b. 77 officers in 2019

c. 81 officers in 2020. COVID-19 impacted on the ability for training to be provided in this time period.

There are a range of factors that can influence the timeframes within which staff are trained, including (but not limited to) issues such as staffing constraints and operational requirements. With respect to training challenges in 2020, ACTCS is reviewing training processes to enable increased levels of training to be conducted in a COVID-safe manner.

(3) The following number of officers did not undergo mandatory annual training for fire awareness:

a. 90 officers in 2018

b. 155 officers in 2019

c. 147 officers in 2020. COVID-19 impacted on the ability for training to be provided in this time period.

There are a range of factors that can influence the timeframes within which staff are trained, including (but not limited to) issues such as staffing constraints and operational requirements. With respect to training challenges in 2020, ACTCS is reviewing training processes to enable increased levels of training to be conducted in a COVID-safe manner.

(4) While all corrections officers are trained in fire safety and response as part of their induction training, participation in fire drills is not included in the mandatory annual training for correctional officers.

The ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) Emergency Management Policy 2019 states that two fire drills are to be conducted at a correctional centre each year, which will include participation of officers on shift at the time.

(5) Suicide and self-harm awareness training is required to be undertaken on a triennial basis under the current Enterprise Agreement. During the 2018-2020 period, a total of nine staff had not undergone the required training.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee privileges(Question No 102)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 February 2021:

(1) How accessible is the incentives and earned privilege policy to detainees and their families.

(2) What are the different levels of privilege and what benefits are associated with each one.

(3) What is the highest level of privilege and what privileges does one attain at this level.

(4) What is the lowest level of privileges and what privileges does one retain at this level.


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