Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 23 March 2017) . . Page.. 987 ..
Ms Berry: On a point of order, there are continuous interruptions from those opposite, in particular Mrs Jones. I am trying to listen to the answer that is being provided by the minister. Continually interrupting and making comments like “what”, “what”, “what” when she is trying to answer is not helpful at all.
Mrs Jones: On the point of order, I am more than happy to stand and ask for the relevance on a regular basis but sometimes it is simpler to draw the member’s attention—
MADAM SPEAKER: There is no excuse for interjections.
Mrs Jones: Then I will sit down and when you have finished I will raise another point.
MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, please continue.
Mrs Jones: On a point of order on relevance, the question was about what complaints, not the fact that complaints are made but what actual complaints. On relevance—
MADAM SPEAKER: I believe the minister is being relevant. Mrs Kikkert referred to staff, based on the issues raised in the review. Minister.
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Thank you Madam Speaker. I have to confess that I do not keep a running log and the directorate does not provide me with a running log of every staff complaint that is made across my entire directorate and at Bimberi. But I do know, for example, that there was some concern expressed by staff in that review about their training in the use of force. They have received additional training in the use of force and when and where that is appropriate and how that should be done if it is appropriate. That is an example of where the feedback from staff has been actively acted on by management, specifically as a result of this incident.
MRS JONES: Minister, will you commit to formally reporting to the Assembly on these issues, including training on the use of force?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Yes, I will. There is no time frame in the question. I will certainly report back at the earliest opportunity that I can, with some further information about what training has been provided and any other outcomes from that review in terms of staff support.
MS CHEYNE: Supplementary?
Mrs Jones: We have finished with that question.
MADAM SPEAKER: There are new questions.
Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation—facilities
MR MILLIGAN: Madam Speaker, my question is to the minister for Indigenous affairs. Minister, the offices of Gugan Gulwan are overcrowded, out of date and in