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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2460 ..


(3) Does/will the prison oversight committee have any input on the selection of the new ACT Corrections Commissioner.

(4) Will the Minister be giving any input into the selection of the new ACT Corrections Commissioner.

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

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the collection of relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources. Further, I note that in some cases relevant advice has been provided through responses to previous questions from Members (for example, QON 100 from Questions on Notice Paper No 2 provides information regarding the cost of housing a detainee at the AMC), or may be available online (for example, information and advice to those visiting the AMC is available on the ACT Corrective Services website).

Noting this, it is inappropriate in this instance to divert resources from priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—disciplinary action(Question No 303)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

(1) What disciplinary measures were taken against the inmates involved in the May 2021 riot by Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) staff.

(2) What actions were taken against the inmates involved in the May 2021 riot by ACT Policing.

(3) What disciplinary measures were taken against the inmates who were identified as the “ring leaders” in the May 2021 riot by AMC staff.

(4) What actions were taken against the inmates who were identified as the “ring leaders” in the May 2021 riot by ACT Policing.

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

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the collection of relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources. Further, I note that in some cases relevant advice has been provided through responses to previous questions from Members (for example, QON 100 from Questions on Notice Paper No 2 provides information regarding the cost of housing a detainee at the AMC), or may be available online (for example, information and advice to those visiting the AMC is available on the ACT Corrective Services website).

Noting this, it is inappropriate in this instance to divert resources from priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials.



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