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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 21 August 2008) . . Page.. 3560 ..

and Advocacy have applied for Authorised Visitor Status at the AMC, and have been accepted.

The list that was provided in Estimates Question on Notice 421 was a list of community groups who advised they were interested in becoming authorised visitors at the AMC following the first request for interest by the AMC Project Office. The organisations on this list have not necessarily completed their application to become an authorised visitor.

Since completing Estimates Question on Notice 421, the approval process for those organisations that have applied for authorised visitors status has taken place. Following is a list of authorised visitors as at 8 July 2008. Please note that community organisations can apply for authorised visitor status at any time.

ACT Hepatitis Council Inc

ACT Women and Prisons Group


AIDS Action Council of the ACT/PLWHA ACT

Alcoholics Anonymous - ACT

Alternative to Violence Project Inc - NSW

Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Australia Red Cross

Belconnen Community Service

CAHMA (Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy)

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - ACT

Catholic Archdiocese Canberra


Directions ACT

GROW – World Community Mental Health Movement

Inanna - ACT

Marymead Child and Family Centre

Mental Heath Foundation – ACT (at individual prisoner’s request only)

Parkway Church

Prison Fellowship Australia

Prisoners Aid - ACT

Relationships Australia - ACT

Salvation Army

Southside Community Service - ACT

St Vincent de Paul Society

The Big Issue (at individual prisoner’s request only)

Toora Women Inc

WIREDD (Women Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency)

Women—prison policies
(Question No 2121)

Dr Foskey asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 2 July 2008:

(1) When will the Women’s policy from ACT Corrective Services be available for comment;

(2) Will the policy be made publicly available in draft form prior to finalisation;

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