Page 3527 - Week 11 - Thursday, 24 September 2015

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ACT Corrective Services takes very seriously its roles and responsibilities for ensuring the safe custody of persons in lawful custody, and lessons have been learnt from this matter. The review has highlighted the need for a review of policies, procedures and training packages within both the court and ACT Corrective Services, with two recommendations relating directly to ACT Corrective Services.

ACT Corrective Services is committed to continuous improvement of its operation. Indeed, ACT Corrective Services is already undertaking a review of all its policies and procedures made under the Corrections Management Act. The recommendations of the review, as well as the changes to court policies and procedures, will be considered as part of that work. While this incident has been deeply concerning to the ACT government, the review recommendations will provide a platform to improve processes regarding the administration of bail as well as emphasise the need for all officers to fully understand their role within court proceedings.

I recognise the seriousness of the incident and in that context I thank all parties involved in the review for the speed with which it has been completed. I hope the quick process will go some way to assuring the community of the commitment by this government and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate to ensuring the safety of the community.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act, pursuant to subsection 4.56(3), Schedule 4—Professional Standards Councils—Annual Report 2014-15.

Electricity Feed-In (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008—review

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act, pursuant to subsection 13(3)—Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008—Review—Revised, dated August 2015.

I ask leave to make a brief statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: On Tuesday I tabled the review of the Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008 as required under section 13 of the act. This is the act under which the ACT’s rooftop solar feed-in tariff scheme operates.

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