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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2122 ..


Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are able to access free bus tickets for the duration of their community-based order.

c. ACTCS staff discuss these matters with detainees prior to their release from custody (see response 1a above).


Alexander Maconochie Centre—reintegration centre(Question No 271)

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

(1) Given the Minister’s budget debate speech on Wednesday 21 April stated that $5.6 million over two years starting from 2021 would be funded to address soil rectification issues for the reintegration centre project and the ACT budget states that $28 million would be funded for the creation of the reintegration centre in 2021-22, how is construction of the reintegration centre supposed to commence in the next financial year if funding for soil rectification is supposed to be over two years?

(2) In relation to the reintegration centre, (a) when it was funded in the budget, what was the intended timeframe for work to commence on its construction, (b) has that intended timeframe been pushed back; if so, when does the government expect to commence construction for the reintegration centre, (c) is the centre intended to be a separate building from any existing buildings, (d) is the centre intended to be an expansion of the TRC and be physically attached to the TRC.

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

(1) and (2) The tender associated with the proposed Reintegration Centre has not been finalised and so it is not possible to provide a response to these questions on project design and construction timelines.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee employment(Question No 272)

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

(1) How many inmates are employed in the service industry within the Alexander Maconochie Centre, as of 13 May 2021.

(2) Can the Minister provide a complete breakdown of how many inmates are employed in each individual job title, as of 13 May 2021.

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

(1) As at 13 May 2021, there were 181 detainees employed in the service industry.

(2) A complete breakdown of detainees employed in the service industry in each position is provided in the table below.


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