Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 11 May 2017) . . Page.. 1704 ..
CCTV information. If successful, this could provide the option for the ACT government to deploy CCTV that could be installed quickly in crime and antisocial hotspots or at community events. The ACT government works collaboratively with ACT Policing and other directorates and follows a risk-based approach when planning system expansions or improvements.
MR STEEL: Minister, can you please update the Assembly on how these important installations are being maintained?
MR GENTLEMAN: I thank the member for the question. In the ACT budget for 2016-17 the government invested $376,000 to enhance public safety and law enforcement by undertaking remediation and minor upgrades to the system. This remediation and enhancement includes the upgrade of CCTV cameras, servers and cabling. The remediation and upgrade project is progressing well and works are scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2017.
Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—detainees
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: During question time I took a number of matters on notice in relation to questions from Mrs Kikkert and Mrs Dunne. I can inform the Assembly that young people in Bimberi do not have access to social media within the centre. Young people at the Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre do have access to the internet for educational purposes, but this does not include social media.
Young people have access to digital cameras and may have their photo taken within Bimberi. This is for the purpose of education. Young people may also request photos be taken of them with their families during visits. These photos may be printed and provided to the young person and their family in hard copy. Young people do not have access to mobile phones in Bimberi and there has never been a detection of a young person having a mobile phone within Bimberi. Young people do have access to digital devices to engage with their education and recreational programs.
As I understand Mrs Kikkert’s office was informed yesterday, the Community Services Directorate has reviewed the material that was forwarded to Mrs Kikkert, and her office has been advised that there is concern about such material being published online, particularly if it has been forward via email by a territory employee. While it is noted that the young person in the photograph does not identify himself as being a detainee at Bimberi, the email that Mrs Kikkert and others have received contains information which is inaccurate, misleading and could constitute a breach of legislation. The material sent to Mrs Kikkert has been referred to the Australian Federal Police for investigation. CSD will cooperate fully with the police investigation and will conduct its own review when notified by the police that it is appropriate to do so.