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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4170 ..


The contractors are G.B Burgess Pty Ltd ATF The Trustee for the Gary Burgess Family Trust & M.B. Burgess Pty Ltd ATF The Trustee for the Mark Burgess Family Trust trading as BurHor, Canberra Mowing Pty Ltd and Skyline Landscape Services Group Pty Ltd.

The contractors are engaged for the period September 2021 – January 2022, at a total estimated cost of $838,768.

These services are equivalent to 16 full-time hired staff plus relevant resources and equipment. The hiring of equipment is an essential component of these contracts as without additional mowing machinery, it would not be possible to deliver the required services.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—drone activity(Question No 532)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) Did a drone deliver a coke bottle filled with drugs and a mobile phone into the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC); if so, when.

(2) Was the drone intercepted; if so, where is that drone now.

(3) Was the controller of the drone apprehended or is there an open case attempting to find the controller.

(4) How was the drone located.

(5) Was the drone’s payload intercepted before it fell into the hands of detainees.

(6) Whereabouts on the grounds of the AMC did the drone drop the payload.

(7) Was there any sign a detainee tried to obtain the payload.

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

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) has no record of a drone delivering contraband in a coke bottle into the AMC.


ACT Corrective Services—review implementation(Question No 533)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 November 2021:

(1) Further to the ministerial statement given by the Minister on 9 November 2021 in which he stated that “significant progress has been made in implementing a number of outstanding recommendations”, what recommendations was the Minister referring to, and what progress has been made toward implementation for each of these recommendations.


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