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(3) The table below details the remuneration rates for work at levels one, two and three.


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Hourly rates




Daily rates at a maximum of 6 hours per day




(4) Detainees classified as ‘unavailable’ for employment are those detainees whose classification, legal status, health , lack of completed compulsory education (for example, a white card) precludes them from employment. Detainees classified as ‘unemployed’ are those detainees who hold no position of employment and are not enrolled in fulltime education or a program. This include detainees who are on the waiting list for employment with no employment positions currently available to offer them.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—medical staff
(Question No 767)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 22 September 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Mental Health):

(1) In relation to the health unit in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), what is the minimum number of medical staff which are rostered on overnight shifts at the AMC.

(2) How is the health unit staffed overnight.

(3) Are inmates able to be monitored overnight in the health unit; if not, at what time are these inmates sent elsewhere.

(4) What is the standard protocol for medical emergencies which occur within the prison overnight.

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

1. Medical staff are not rostered for overnight shifts at the Hume Health Centre. There is a Justice Health Service medical officer on call roster.

2. Justice Health Services does not provide 24 hour clinical services, and no staff are rostered overnight. The afternoon nursing shift ends at 8.30pm.

3. Detainees are not monitored in the Hume Health Centre overnight. Overnight monitoring of detainees is undertaken by ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS). If overnight health care is required, detainees are transferred to the Canberra Hospital.

4. The standard protocol for medical emergencies that occur within the prison at any time of the day is a Code pink – medical incident. This is a Justice and Community Safety code/ SOP. When Justice Health Service’s staff are on onsite they play a role in the response and intervention.

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