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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2468 ..


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

(28) When will this policy be fully implemented.

(29) Will this policy be publicly accessible and where is it published.

(30) What consultation has occurred or is planned to occur in relation to this policy.

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—staff training(Question No 314)

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

(1) In relation to the Mad, Bad, Sad, Tears, Abuse and Threats: Dealing with Six Unwelcome Behaviours Within Government program for ACT detention and prison staff, did the oversight committee recommend that the ACT Government introduce this workshop for detention and prison staff.

(2) When did the Government first commit to providing this training.

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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