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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2464 ..


(2) If the practice referred to in part (1) has resumed, on what date did staff from either Housing ACT or OneLink recommence their visits.

(3) Is the practice of Housing ACT employees visiting the prison to assist with housing a matter of formal policy; if so, what is the name of the document that details this practice; if not, are there any plans to formalise this practice in writing as a policy or procedural document.

(4) How many inmates were allocated a permanent home before/at release thanks to the efforts of either Housing ACT or OneLink.

(5) What other organisations assist inmates with obtaining housing before/at release.

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—capacity(Question No 309)

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

How many beds are available at the Alexander Maconochie Centre for inmates of high or moderate security classification, at the time of the answer to this question was written.

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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