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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2113 ..


(3) Are mothers afforded any additional contact/visiting hours with their children beyond that which is offered to childless inmates?

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

(1) As at 25 May 2021, there are 12 female detainees who are mothers.

(2) There are various mediums of contact mothers can have with their children during their custody period. Mothers are able to contact their children via telephone, email, mail and through in person/contact visits and audio-visual link visits.

(3) Yes.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee education and training programs(Question No 267)

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

(1) Further to the Minister’s answer to a question (Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, No. 112) during Estimates, are there any in-person education categories or courses that are taught co-educational, as in, these courses are taught to both males and females together at the same time in the same place; if so, what are those courses.

(2) What is the difference between an accredited education certificate and a statement of attainment.

(3) What is (a) category OP101, (b) category OP102, (c) category OP103, (d) category OP104 and (e) what are the differences between these categories.

(4) Does the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) provide a specific course to attain a year 10 certificate and/or a year 12 certificate; if so, are females allowed to study this education course.

(5) In relation to the AMC, Art education category, (a) what organisation facilitates/provides this, (b) does this organisation have an employee that provides this service in person and on site, (c) are females allowed to study this education category, (d) is there a specific unit outline for this category; if so, what is the title of this unit outline.

(6) In relation to the AMC, Library Studies education category, (a) what organisation facilitates/provides this, (b) does this organisation have an employee that provides this service in person and on site, (c) are females allowed to study this education category, (d) is there a specific unit outline for this category; if so, what is the title of this unit outline.

(7) In relation to the AMC, Literacy education category, (a) what organisation facilitates/provides this, (b) does this organisation have an employee that provides this service in person and on site, (c) are females allowed to study this education category, (d) is there a specific unit outline for this category; if so, what is the title of this unit outline.


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