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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2107 ..


(2) The NDIA as the administrative agency responsible for the NDIS is responsible for the promotion of the NDIS to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the ACT. Information about the NDIA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy is available on the NDIA website https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/strategies


Alexander Maconochie Centre—chemical agent use(Question No 257)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) How many times has a riot-control gas (such as but not limited to capsicum spray) been deployed at the Alexander Maconochie Centre since the November 2020 riot.

(2) On what dates was the gas deployed.

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

(1) OC spray was used twice during the incident of 12 May 2021. I refer Mrs Kikkert to the briefing she received on this incident and to the answer to QON 258.

(2) See above.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—chemical agent use(Question No 258)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) Does the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) currently stock (a) CS gas, (b) oleoresin capsicum spray and (c) other types of tear gasses and/or chemical sprays.

(2) Has the AMC previously stocked any of these substances; if so, which ones and when were they in stock.

(3) How many times were each of these substances used, how were they used (e.g. on detainees and/or remandees), for what reason (e.g. protection or offence) and when.

(4) What are the brand names of each of the substances that were purchased.

(5) How many staff are trained to use any of these substances.

(6) Are there any plans to train more staff to use any of these substances; if so, how many staff and which substances.

(7) What permissions must be given, and from whom must they be given, to use any of the abovementioned substances.

(8) Does the ACT Government have any plans in the future to stock any of these substances; if so, which ones and what brand names will be purchased.


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