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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2465 ..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—fires(Question No 310)

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

(1) How many fires were started by inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre between 1 November 2020 and 03 June 2021.

(2) On what dates were these fires started.

(3) How were these fires started.

(4) What specific damages were caused by each fire and what were the costs incurred as a result of the fire.

(5) Was anyone injured as a result of any of these fires.

(6) What penalties or punishments were issued to inmates who started the fires.

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—staff training review(Question No 311)

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

(1) Is the review into educations offerings at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) referenced in the Ombudsman’s report titled Parole processes at the Alexander Maconochie Centre complete; if so, is this review publicly available; if not, can the Minister attach the findings of this review in the answer to this question on notice.

(2) If the review is completed, what actions regarding education in the AMC have been taken on account of this review.

(3) If the review is not complete, why not and when does the ACT Government now intend to have this review completed.

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


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