Page 1864 - Week 06 - Thursday, 30 July 2020

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Yarning Circle Program

The Yarning Circle Program is facilitated by Indigenous Elders and Community leaders to provide culturally safe group settings where issues and solutions can be discussed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees.

Indigenous Art Program

The AMC Indigenous Detainee Art Programs aims to create a safe space where participants can explore traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art and culture through facilitated activities. Detainees who complete artworks through the programs have the opportunity to display their work in exhibitions coordinated throughout the year, sell their work through the ACTCS Indigenous Detainee Art Catalogue; and gift their work to family members and friends.

Cultural and Land Management Program

The Cultural and Land Management Program educates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees about cultural studies, native plants and foods, and general plant propagation and maintenance.


NAIDOC AMC Family Day is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees and their families to come together to mark NAIDOC Week, and an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous culture.

Individual faith services and denomination specific pastoral care

The AMC Chaplaincy Unit identifies volunteer religious and spiritual leaders to provide individual faith services and pastoral care visits to detainees of all different demonisations.

Religious ceremonies and celebrations at the AMC

AMC religious ceremonies and celebrations include Friday Prayers, Indigenous Chapel, Christian Chapel, Christmas, Easter, Eid, and detainee weddings.

Sourcing and providing religious texts and devotional materials on request

The AMC Chaplaincy Unit sources and provides texts and materials such as bibles, crucifixes, rosemary beads, prayer caps, Qur’ans and Buddhist prayer beads.

Seasons for Growth Program

A loss and grief education program to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing following significant loss.

Bereavement support and services

The AMC Chaplaincy Unit coordinates small memorial services to support detainees who may be grieving the loss of a family member or community leader.

Meditation and mindfulness programs

The AMC Chaplaincy Unit facilitates meditation and mindfulness programs to help detainees to unhook from unproductive though patterns and behaviours and pay attention to the present moment.

Angel Tree Program

The AMC Chaplaincy Unit supports the Angel Tree Program to provide Christmas presents for the children of detainees.

Kairos Prison Ministry Program

Kairos Prison Ministry International is an interdenominational Christian ministry that aims to address the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.

Courses delivered through Emmaus and the Crossroads Bible Institute

Correspondence courses that enable detainees to undertake theological studies.

Government—consultants and contractors
(Question Nos 3075-3103, 3105-3112)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; the Minister for Advanced Technology and Space Industries; the Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events; the Attorney-General; the Minister for Building Quality Improvement; the Minister for Business and Regulatory Services; the Chief Minister; the Minister for Children, Youth and Families; the Minister for City Services; the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability; the Minister for Community Services and Facilities; the Minister for Corrections and Justice Health; the Minister for Disability; the Minister for Education and

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