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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2126 ..


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—legal services(Question No 274)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 May 2021 (redirected to the Attorney-General):

Is the Bail Support Trial referenced in the 2016-2017 Justice and Community Safety Directorate annual report on page 40 the same as the Ngurrambai Trial; if not, (i) what was the result of the development of the Bail Support Trial and (ii) did the trial ever commence.

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

Yes, the Bail Support Trial referenced in the 2016-2017 Justice and Community Safety Directorate annual report on page 40 is the Ngurrambai Bail Support Program.


Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—disability assessments(Question No 276)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Families and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 May 2021:

(1) Are detainees at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre routinely assessed for disability (intellectual, physical, any other); if so, when does this occur and if not, why not.

(2) Are young people on remand assessed as well, or just sentenced detainees.

(3) How are the results of any disability assessment used to inform how a young person is cared for during and after detention.

(4) Can the Minister confirm whether Bimberi is trialling a new disability assessment tool; if so, can the Minister attach details regarding this tool.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Upon induction into Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (Bimberi), all young people are assessed by Justice Health nurses and Forensic Mental Health specialists to determine their medical and mental health needs. In circumstances where a young person is not able to be assessed as part of their induction, the medical and mental health assessment occurs within 24 hours of their induction.

(2) Whether on remand or sentenced all young people are assessed on induction or within 24 hours of induction.

(3) Justice Health, Forensic Mental Health and Winnunga Nimmityjah work with Bimberi to ensure the health and mental health needs of each individual young person are addressed and met.

(4) Bimberi is in the process of finalising a procedure to implement a trial of the Tool for Identification of Reasonable Adjustments (TIRA). This tool was developed by the


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