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hour, two periods of two hours and two hours and twenty minutes respectively.

b. In the past 10 months, have any programs for detainees at Bimberi been cut back as a consequence of insufficient staffing?

Programs at Bimberi have continued as usual over the past 10 months. Programs at Bimberi are adapted to meet the specific needs of the population at the time.

The Murrumbidgee Education and Training Centre provides programs to meet the education and training needs for the diverse group of young people in the centre at any time. This includes a number of nationally recognised qualifications to assist young people to reintegrate into the community on their exit from Bimberi. These include:

o Year 12 Certificates

o Certificate II in Business

o Certificate II in Horticulture

o Statement of attainment in Bricklaying

o Road Ready Certificates and

o The General Construction Induction Card (i.e white card).

Bimberi also provides a number of vocational and life skills programs to assist young people to find positive interests that they can continue upon their release. These include:

o ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ program by Alan Tongue

o Circus skills programs with Warehouse Circus

o Photography classes

o Resume and job application writing

o Interview skills

o Plastering and painting skills

o Budgeting

o Cooking classes

o Music production workshop with ‘Heaps Decent’ a music production company

o Dance Workshops with ‘Kulture Break’

o Graffiti Art workshop

o Woodwork

o Barista Skills

Public housing—Holder

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Wednesday, 29 March 2017):

ACT Government has provided subsidised accommodation to PANDSI at this site for over 6 years.

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