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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2470 ..


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—female detainee programs(Question No 317)

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

(1) Can the Minister provide a complete list of programs currently available to women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) Which of these programs are available to women only.

(3) Can the Minister detail, for each program, whether the program is run by volunteers or professionals.

(4) Which of these programs have been peer-reviewed.

(5) Have feedback surveys been conducted at the conclusion of each program; if so, what has been the general feedback provided by the remandees and detainees who have completed the program.

(6) For each program in the past year, how many women have completed the program and how many women are still currently still undertaking a program.

(7) How many women are currently remanded or detained at the AMC as at the date this question on notice was published.

(8) Are there any programs that used to be offered to women at the AMC but are no longer offered; if so, can the Minister provide details on the programs and the period of time when they were offered.

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).


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