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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2509 ..


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

1. (a) 2016 - Nil

(b) 2017 - Nil

(c) 2018 – Nil

(d) 2019 – Nil

(e) 2020 - Nil

(f) 2021 – 30

2. (a) None

(b) Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 slim

3. 2021: Consoles as of 25 June 2021 = $5328.00, Controllers as of 25 June 2021 = $3600.00

4. (a) 2016 - Nil

(b) 2017 - Nil

(c) 2018 – Nil

(d) 2019 – Nil

(e) 2020 - Nil

(f) 2021 – 60

5. (a) 2016 - Nil

(b) 2017 - Nil

(c) 2018 – Nil

(d) 2019 – Nil

(e) 2020 – Nil

(f) 2021 – 62

6. Video games available are not rated above Mature Accompanied (MA) 15, and the list of titles is provided by Corporate Health Management, the activities contractor, for ACTCS’ pre-approval. This list is then reviewed to ensure content does not have excessive violence, drug use, sex scenes, or other content that is deemed inappropriate for use within the AMC, such as violence against women. The list is signed off by the Senior Director Operations or their delegate. All titles are then reassessed when they arrive at the AMC to ensure information stated in the description is accurate.

7. 2021 – Games as of 25 June 2021 = $989.00

8. (a) As part of the proposed gaming program, detainees will be able to recommend games, and these would be considered by ACTCS to ensure content is appropriate.

(b) As part of the proposed gaming program, detainees would not be obtaining or installing video games. Please see the answer to Question 15 for more information.

9. The gaming consoles are unable to connect to the internet as they do not have WIFI capability or a cable to connect to a network port. The network ports that are available for the PrisonPCs have blocked pathways that do not allow access by the gaming consoles.

10. The Xbox 360 consoles that have been purchased by ACTCS do not have WIFI capability. These devices were released in 2005 and discontinued in 2016 and are all refurbished units. The Xbox 360 slim devices are shipped from the factory with inbuilt WIFI capability, but the supplier has removed the WIFI adapter.


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