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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 780 ..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—expansion(Question No 107)

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

(1) What efforts, including feasibility studies, assessments or investigations are currently being conducted by the ACT Government in relation to expanding the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) Does the ACT Government have any plans to begin any kind of study, assessment, or investigation in relation to expanding the AMC.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government is considering a range of options with respect to the future accommodation needs of the AMC.

(2) The ACT Government regularly monitors and assesses the demands on accommodation at the AMC from detainee population numbers, demographics and cohort mix, and considers future accommodation needs informed by these assessments.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—dental services(Question No 108)

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

In relation to the Government response to recommendation 53 of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) Healthy Prison Review 2019, has the ACT Government completed the review of dental services at the AMC, committed to be finalised by 30 September 2020; if so, (a) when was the review completed and (b) what was the outcome and findings of the review.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

To conduct the review of Dental Services, the Strategic Working Group was established in March 2020 and includes members from Oral Health Services and Justice Health. The impact of the COVID-19 response has caused a delay to the review’s timeframe for completion. The Working Group Meetings re-commenced in September 2020 and the group continues to meet bimonthly.

KPMG Australia were engaged to review the Oral Health Services Model of Care and Governance structure in June 2020. This included consideration of recommendations from the Healthy Prison review. The review was completed in October 2020 and the draft report provided. This is currently being considered by Canberra Health Services.

Oral Health Services and Justice Health continue to work in partnership to facilitate continuous improvement for dental services delivery. We aim to have the report finalised as soon as practically possible.



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