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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) . . Page.. 784 ..


(3) The investigation into the identity of the person/s who made the drawing was internal to JACS.

(4) Use of external bodies in an investigation into staff misconduct occurs where a matter relates to fraud or mid-range to serious misconduct. For these investigations the matter is required to be referred to one or more external bodies including, but are not limited to:

Professional Standards Unit within the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

ACT Integrity Commission

ACT Policing.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—CCTV surveillance(Question No 115)

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

(1) How many CCTV cameras are there in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) During routine operating procedures how many AMC staff are watching the camera feeds.

(3) Do all CCTV cameras record audio; if not, how many do not record audio and where are the cameras that do not record audio.

(4) For how long does the AMC keep the video files and are these video files backed up in a secure location.

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

(1) There are 539 CCTV cameras throughout the AMC. CCTV coverage includes both indoor and outdoor locations.

(2) There are a number of posts at the AMC that include monitoring CCTV for specific purposes, amongst their other duties:

the Master Control Room consists of two officers with the ability to monitor all CCTV cameras within the AMC

the Operations Officer has ability to monitor CCTV to support the operational logistics relating to detainee and staff movement

the Security Officer routinely monitors the CCTV feed for all social visits

the Visits Officer also routinely monitors the CCTV feed for all social visits

officers in the Management Unit and Crisis Support Unit have the ability to monitor CCTV specific to those areas as required.

(3) The CCTV cameras do not record audio, primarily due to privacy reasons.

(4) Routinely, the AMC retains CCTV footage for 30 days, consistent with relevant provisions in the Territory Records Act 2002.


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