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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2469 ..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—property damage and repairs(Question No 315)

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

(1) Have the repair and damage assessments on AU North at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, post the November 2020 riot been completed.

(2) Are there any more assessments that must be completed on AU North before repairs commence.

(3) Have repairs commenced for AU North; if so, when did repairs commence and when are they scheduled to be complete; if not, what steps still need to be taken for the repairs to start and when are repairs scheduled to commence.

(4) What different kinds of assessments were conducted/are being conducted/have been conducted on AU North post the November 2020 riot.

(5) Were there any recommendations from any of these assessments that AU North be knocked down rather than repaired; if so, will the Government be following through with this recommendation.

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 and Maconochie Centre—accommodation(Question No 316)

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

(1) What are the names of each distinct area of the Alexander Maconochie Centre that contain living spaces for inmates such as AU North and RU1.

(2) What is the design inmate capacity for each of these areas.

(3) What is the current operating capacity for each of these areas.

(4) How many inmates, as of 3 June 2021, are being housed in each of these areas.

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


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