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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2462 ..


(2) Are those policies listed in part (1) on track to be fully finalised and notified by 30 June 2021.

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—parole process(Question No 306)

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

(1) How many inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, between 1 January 2017 and 3 June 2021 have stayed in prison longer than their earliest release date.

(2) How many of these inmates remained in prison due to having their parole denied.

(3) How many of these inmates were denied parole for not having acceptable accommodation upon release.

(4) How many of these inmates declined to apply for parole.

(5) How many inmates between 1 January 2017 and 03 June 2021 have stayed in prison longer than the end of their sentence.

(6) How many inmates applied for parole between 1 January 2017 and 3 June 2021.

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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