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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2508 ..


Alexander Maconochie Centre—gaming consoles and games(Question No 343)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) How many Xboxes and other video gaming consoles were delivered to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) for the purpose of detainee entertainment in the year of (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020, (f) 2021 year to date.

(2) What (a) other brands and models of video game consoles were delivered, and (b) what kind of Xboxes were delivered.

(3) What was the total cost of these gaming consoles for each year they were purchased.

(4) How many Xboxes and other video gaming console controllers were delivered to the AMC for the purpose of detainee entertainment in the year of (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020, (f) 2021 year to date.

(5) How many video games were delivered to the AMC for the purpose of detainee entertainment in the year of (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020, (f) 2021 year to date.

(6) What are the titles of these video games.

(7) What was the total cost of these video games for each year they were purchased.

(8) What is the process for detainees in (a) requesting more video games, (b) obtaining and installing more video games.

(9) Were any of these gaming consoles connected to the internet; if so, were these consoles directly connected through a cable or connected through Wi-Fi.

(10) What restrictions have been placed on these gaming consoles, and were these restrictions implemented by ACTCS or by the manufacturer.

(11) Are inmates able to access streaming services through these gaming consoles.

(12) Where were these consoles set up within the AMC.

(13) Are there any restrictions on which detainees are allowed to use the video game consoles.

(14) Were these gaming consoles purchased brand new straight from the manufacturer; (a) if so, did ACTCS request any modifications to the manufacture of these gaming consoles to make them more suitable for a prison environment, (b) If not, where were these gaming consoles purchased.

(15) Why is the ACT government paying for these gaming consoles, controllers and games when the NSW government makes their detainees pay for these gaming supplies themselves.


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