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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2718 ..


(2) Of the women referred to in Question (1):

(a) nil have participated in the SHINE for Kids program as it is not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

(b) two (2) women have completed the Story Time program, and one (1) is in the referral process.

(c) nil have participated in the Elders Family and Culture program, now known as the Mothers, Family and Culture program, as it is not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

(d) nil have participated in the Circle or Security program as it is not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In considering the above it is important to note:

data is presented as a snapshot point in time;

on average, females spend relatively short periods in custody when compared to males;

the AMC is a noted ‘high-risk setting’, and the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions have impacted the availability of many face-to-face service providers and programs.

(3) Please refer to Q(2)(a)-(d).


Alexander Maconochie Centre—service providers(Question No 405)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

(1) Was the vocational education and training contract at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) (‘contract’) awarded to Foresite Training on 24 September 2018 after a public tender procurement process; if so, can the Minister provide the names of all Canberra-based businesses and service providers who competed in the tender.

(2) What considerations were taken into account by the ACT Government when making the decision to award Foresite Training this contract over the competing Canberra-based service providers.

(3) What is the current status of the tender for the provision of vocational education and training services at the AMC in the future, given the contract expired on 30 June 2021.

(4) If a contract has already been awarded for vocational education and training services from July 2021 onwards, can the Minister advise who has been awarded the contract and the duration of the contract.

(5) If a contract has not been awarded yet, when is the projected date of procuring a contract.

Mr Gentleman: I am advised that the answer to the member’s question is as follows:


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