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MS LEE: Chief Minister, how will you ensure that this jury is representative of the Canberra community, given that your “random selection” has exclusively excluded the legal profession and car crash victims?
MR BARR: The process around the selection did seek to exclude those who earned a living from the scheme. There was, I think, a very sound rationale for that. Those stakeholders who earn a living from the scheme participating as part of the expert reference group can, of course, brief the jury. But, in this instance, as would be not uncommon in jury selection more broadly, I would think, those who have a direct conflict of interest are excluded from the jury process.
MR WALL: Chief Minister, with only 76 acceptances instead of the anticipated 300 to 400, what selection process will be undertaken to ensure that the jury is appointed as a fully representative body?
MR BARR: The jury will be a representative body, and we have more acceptances than there are available places on the jury.
Alexander Maconochie Centre—CCTV surveillance
MRS JONES: My question is to the Minister for Corrections. In your answer to question on notice No 385 you advised that all methadone dosing areas within the AMC are under camera observation except for the women’s area. Minister, why are methadone areas not monitored by CCTV cameras in the women's accommodation at the AMC?
MR RATTENBURY: I will get some specific advice on that for Mrs Jones.
MRS JONES: Minister, why is it that CCTV monitoring is necessary and useful in other areas of the prison except for the women’s area?
MR RATTENBURY: In accordance with my previous answer, I will provide Mrs Jones with those details.
MR PARTON: I am sure this will be an on-notice answer too. I would expect that. How does CCTV camera coverage in the women’s accommodation at the AMC compare with that in the men’s accommodation?
MR RATTENBURY: I am happy to provide the details of the number of cameras and their locations across the AMC in that sort of broad scope, being mindful of security. Members will appreciate, and this probably goes to some of the questions that Mrs Jones asked, that there are sensitivity issues around the monitoring of female detainees. There are different expectations in the community. But I will provide those detailed answers as requested.