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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2471 ..


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—visitors(Question No 318)

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

Does the ACT Government provide any support for first-time visitors to the Alexander Maconochie Centre; if so, what supports are available; if not, will the Minister consider making supports available so that first-time visitors have the option of being briefed and guided on what they can expect during a visit.

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—alcohol use(Question No 319)

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

(1) Given that in May 2021 a riot occurred at the Alexander Maconochie Centre and that it has been reported that alcohol and drunk inmates were involved, has the Government determined how these inmates brewed the alcohol that was consumed prior/during the riot.

(2) How many instances of alcohol brewing have been discovered by ACT Corrective Services in the last two financial years.

(3) What methods did the inmates use to brew this alcohol.

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


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