Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 2827 ..
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NUMBER 248
Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Ms Horodny - Asked the Attorney-General - In relation to the
Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody completed in 1991 - can
(a) identify those recommendations that you believe to be relevant to the ACT; and
(b) advise on the current status of implementation of those recommendations.
Mr Humphries - The answer to the Member's question to the Attorney-General is as follows:
The ACT reports annually on all 333 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. While a small number of recommendations relate specifically to other jurisdictions, the bulk of the recommendations are framed generically and are intended to be acted upon nation-wide.
The most recent of the ACT's consolidated responses to the Royal Commission was tabled in the Assembly in May 1995 and is the 1993-94 implementation report, "Empowerment" which covers the period to 31 December 1994. A report for the period 1 January 1995 - to 30 June 1996 is currently being prepared and will be tabled by the Chief Minister once finalised.