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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4165 ..

(2) Members who are qualified in the use of TASERs will need to renew their qualification yearly, in conjunction with their Operational Safety Assessments.

(3) The training of ACT Policing members in the use of TASERs is an ongoing priority for ACT Policing. At Budget Estimates, the Chief Police Officer anticipated that the training would be completed throughout 2017-18.

(4) As at 11 September 2017, there are 234 ACT Policing members trained to operate TASERs.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—work programs
(Question No 529)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) In relation to work programs for detainees within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), what is the total number of (a) men and (b) women detainees currently employed at the AMC.

(2) What is the breakdown of these jobs.

(3) How many hours are offered per week for these jobs.

(4) How does this compare with the total number of inmates at the AMC.

(5) During women detainee shifts in the bakery, are male detainees in the same facility.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) 177 male and 13 female detainees are employed at the AMC. This equates to approximately 41% of all male detainees and approximately 31% of all female detainees. Detainees may not be able to be employed in certain circumstances including where their classification, legal status, health or lack of completed compulsory education (for example, a white card) preclude them from employment.

(2) Detainees are employed in roles including grounds maintenance, AMC laundry/textiles, AMC kitchen, visits area sweepers, visits area baristas, area sweepers (education, programs, industries, activities buildings), recycling and in general cellblock employment roles (internal kitchen, floors, laundry, windows, bins, dixies, yard, vacant cell cleaners).

Detainees accommodated in the Transitional Release Centre are employed in stores, external grounds maintenance and on work crews.

(3) All roles attract remuneration for a 30, 36, or 42 hour week at either level one, two or three. Levels and hours are based on a detainee’s accommodation area, the level of skill and responsibility required to undertake the role and active engagement in approved programs and/or education.

(4) A table showing the breakdown of detainees is below. These figures are derived from the detainee payroll dated 28 August 2017.

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