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individual detainee needs. Female detainees housed in general population areas are always accommodated separately from men within the AMC.

Some female detainees have been accommodated in the Management Unit, comprising 14 beds. The Management Unit has two separate accommodation areas, one of five and one of nine single cell configurations. The two areas are physically separated by an enclosed officer station and security doors. Each single cell has an adjoining yard at the rear of the cell. The unit has external yards and a program/interview room. Detainees in the Management Unit are not restricted in terms of access to telephones, computers and time outside of their cells, which aligns with other general accommodation area access.

While this Management Unit is being used for female detainees, male detainees do not have access to the Management Unit.

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) was notified on 30 January 2017 by the ACTCS Acting Executive Director that female detainees were being accommodated in the Management Unit. A visit for HRC representatives to the Management Unit was facilitated on 2 February 2017 to ensure the conditions were human rights compliant.

A small number of female detainees have been held in the Health Unit for discreet periods of time, where this was determined to be necessary for their safe management and wellbeing. Furthermore, the Crisis Support Unit also accommodates women who are identified as being at risk of harm in order for these detainees to receive appropriate monitoring and treatment to ensure their safety. Women are housed in cells separately from men in each of these locations.

Animals—dangerous dogs
(Question No 130)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 February 2017:

(1) How many people have been treated for injury from dog attacks in each of the past five years.

(2) What were the categories of injuries sustained.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The number of people presenting to ACT public hospital Emergency Departments with a presentation recorded at triage as being related to a dog attack was:


Number of people treated for injury related from dog attacks











(2) The categories of injury for patients admitted to hospital in order of prevalence from most to least frequent over the past five years were injuries to:

wrist and hand

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