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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2466 ..


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—admission costs(Question No 312)

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

(1) What is the estimated cost to admit someone into the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

(2) Does this cost differ from remand to sentenced detainee; if so, what is the estimated cost to admit a remandee compared to a sentenced detainee.

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—parole process(Question No 313)

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

(1) Did the ACT Ombudsman’s report into parole processes at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, state that the new draft parole policy was supposed to be finalised by 31 December 2020 and published on the Open Access Information government website; if so, has this policy been published and when was the policy published.

(2) Where was the policy published and has it been notified.

(3) If the policy has not been published, at what stage of development is this policy.


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