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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2720 ..


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

(1) $27,468.53.

(2) Forty nine ACT Policing personnel were deployed to this matter. These officers were also supported by National AFP resources from Search and Rescue, Negotiators, Discreet Operations, Quick Response Force and the Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Team.

(3) $3,649.44.

(4) Thirteen staff were deployed.

(5) $1,197.

(6) Seven.

(7) TCCS were deployed to manage disruption to the public transport services and implement traffic control measures that minimised the impact and ensured the safety on road users.

(8) The ACT Government received advanced notice of the potential protest action by Extinction Rebellion on 28 July 2021. The ACT Government subsequently activated its guidelines for the management of protest action and held a whole of government briefing on 2 August 2021 to confirm the operational plan in support of ACT Policing as the lead agency.

ACT Policing provided warnings to the public on 3 August 2021 via its social media channels once the location and nature of the protest action was understood.


Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—residential rehabilitation facility(Question No 407)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 6 August 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Health):

What progress has been made to date on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander run residential rehabilitation facility as referenced under pillar 3 of the ‘Reducing Recidivism in the ACT by 25% by 2025’ plan.

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

The ACT Government committed $330,000 (GST exclusive) for the ACT Health Directorate to engage Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services (Winnunga), as the peak and only community-controlled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare provider in the ACT that provides services for adults, to develop a culturally appropriate Model of Care for an alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation service. The Model of Care was provided by Winnunga to ACT Health Directorate officials in mid-2021.


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