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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2461 ..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—detainee education and training programs(Question No 304)

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

(1) What programs are currently being offered at the Alexander Maconochie Centre for detainees, as of 1 June 2021.

(2) Which of these programs are classified as criminogenic.

(3) Which of these programs are not available to remandees.

(4) If any programs are not available to remandees, why are they not available.

(5) Which of these programs are specifically for detainees that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

(6) Can these programs be attended by detainees who are not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

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.


ACT Corrective Services—review(Question No 305)

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

(1) Further to the answer to question taken on notice No 27 during Estimates hearings in February regarding the ACT Corrective Services policy review project in which the Minister advised that a number of policies were in the final stages of consultation, at what stage is the (a) Admissions Policy review, (b) Detainee Property Policy development, (c) Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy review, (d) Detainee Discipline review, (e) Visits Policy review, (f) Authorised Absences Policy development, (g) Temporary Leave Policy development, (h) Searching Policy review and (i) Refusal of Food and Fluids Policy development, at.


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