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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2110 ..


(4) All SMOs are based at the AMC.

(5) All SMOs have an allocated workstation at the AMC.

(6) SMOs are required to have contact with female detainees once per fortnight, and for male detainees one contact per month.

(7) The needs of each detainee are highly variable and hence the measures of performance for an SMO will vary depending on the complexities of each detainee. SMOs are required to have case plans for detainees finalised within a six -week period from the detainee being inducted into custody.

(8) See response to question 7. SMOs monitor detainees against their individual case plans and goals achieved under those plans.

(9) See response to question 7. Prior to release, SMOs will work with detainees to identify options for accommodation and facilitate contact and applications as required.

(10) There are no minimum qualifications required to be a SMO. All potential candidates are vetted through a recruitment process and must demonstrate their competence against the selection criteria. Relevant tertiary qualifications are highly desirable.


Justice—bail conditions(Question No 261)

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

Were any of the recommendations referenced on page 1 of the document “A Viable Solution? Bail Hostels in the ACT” by Asher Presneill actioned or investigated in any way.

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

Yes. The insights and recommendations within Ms Presneill’s report have been considered in the implementation of the Justice Housing Program.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—cultural programs(Question No 262)

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

Concerning facilities and programs that are exclusive to indigenous inmates in the Alexander Maconochie Centre, (a) what programs are available and (b) what facilities are available.

Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:

a) There are a number of programs available at the AMC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees. These include:

Indigenous Services Unit at the AMC


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