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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4155 ..


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

(1) Lake Tuggeranong is sampled in two places 6-8 times per year.

(2) Data on blue-green algae and faecal coliforms in Lake Tuggeranong were provided for the period 2015-2020 in response to Question on Notice 175 (1 April 2020).


Alexander Maconochie Centre—guidelines for responding to riots and serious fires(Question No 483)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

(1) Are the guidelines referred to in recommendation 12 of the Government response to Riot and Serious Fires at the Alexander Maconochie Centre on 10 November 2020 due to be finished on schedule on 30 November 2021; if not, why not.

(2) Will these guidelines be publicly accessible; if so, where will they be found; if not, why not.

(3) In the case where a detainee has already been transferred to a NSW correctional centre prior to the creation of these guidelines, will they be retroactively applied to that detainee.

(4) If the detainee is found to have been transferred against the advice of the guidelines will they be transferred back into the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

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

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is currently developing a ‘Relocating a Detainee to a NSW Correctional Centre Policy’ and operating procedure, which provides a framework and process guidance for conducting assessments and making decisions in regards to transferring detainees to be accommodated in a NSW correctional centre in accordance with the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005. Due to service interruptions stemming from COVID restrictions there has been a short delay. Applying policy retrospectively is not considered good practice and it is not ACTCS intention to conduct a retroactive review of past transfers to NSW correctional centres.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—staffing(Question No 484)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

In relation to rule 78 of the Nelson Mandela Rules, does the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) employ within its rank’s, (a) psychiatrists, (b) social workers, (c) teachers and (d) trade instructors; if so, how many of each.

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

The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules) are non-binding; they provide interpretive context for provisions in the


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