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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2510 ..


11. No, streaming services cannot be accessed through the consoles.

12. As the gaming program is yet to be finalised, the consoles are not currently in use within the AMC. If the program is approved, the consoles will form part of the program equipment and will only be available to participating detainees.

13. Please see answer to question 15.

14. (a) The Xbox 360 consoles purchased by ACTCS are refurbished, rather than new units. These devices were released in 2005 and discontinued from 2016. All Xbox slim consoles purchased by ACTCS are new. To make them suitable for the prison environment the supplier has removed the WIFI adapter.

(b) The supplier is The GamesMen, Penhurst NSW

15. The concept behind the proposed gaming program is to meet the long-standing request from detainees to have access to gaming, while also developing a prosocial activity and an opportunity for prosocial interaction. ACTCS has purchased these consoles and games with a vision to include them as part of the Fit and Well Program. The intention will be to run the gaming program over weekends when boredom is often an issue to mirror community lifestyle and offer detainees some reprieve from day-to-day stressors. It would be restricted to those in lower security accommodation and may form part of the forth coming Incentives and Earned Privilege Policy and it would not be offered during normal work, program or educational hours.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—treaty process(Question No 344)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 25 June 2021:

(1) In relation to the minister’s statement during hearings in March that $144,000 had been committed in 2021–22 to ‘to appoint a facilitator to start a conversation’ regarding a treaty process, has a facilitator been appointed yet; if so, who is it; if not, when is the expected date for this appointment to be finalised.

(2) When will this facilitator begin performing her or his formal duties?

(3) Can the Minister provide all relevant selection criteria, job descriptions, etc. in relation to this appointment.

(4) Can the Minister outline the specific steps this facilitator will undertake during 2021-22 as currently planned, including intended outcomes.

(5) Can the Minister outline the entire treaty process as currently envisaged by the ACT Government.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government is guided by the United Ngunnawal Elders Council (UNEC) on the approach to progressing conversations with traditional custodians and the broader


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