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Inquiry into the Treatment in Custody of Detainee Steven Freeman

The Government has released its response to the Independent Inquiry into the Treatment in Custody of Detainee Steven Freeman.

Independent Reviewer, Mr Philip Moss AM, provided the inquiry report to the Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury late Monday, 7 November 2016.

The inquiry considered the management of the custody and care of detainee Steven Freeman at the AMC and whether ACT Corrective Services systems operated effectively. 

This inquiry did not examine the circumstances and cause of death of Steven Freeman as that will be addressed by the police investigation and the Coroner.  However, the inquiry was conducted in the context of the death of detainee Steven Freeman.

The inquiry examined and, where appropriate, made recommendations to improve detainee management arrangements. It is expected that the recommendations, and the Government’s response, will contribute to the Coroner’s consideration of the matter.

Government response to the Independent Inquiry into the Treatment in Custody of Steven Freeman

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ACT Road Safety Report Card 2017

Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, has released the ACT Road Safety Report Card 2017 [PDF 548KB] which shows the Government’s commitment to reducing the road toll and crashes that result in…

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Expressions of Interest for Appointment as Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, Gordon Ramsay MLA, invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as the Associate Judge (Master) of the Supreme Court of…

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New driver competency relating to vulnerable road users

Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, has announced the details of a new driver competency and enhanced testing of knowledge of road rules focused on how to drive safely around vulnerable road users – pedestrians,…

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Information sharing to improve the response to family violence in the ACT

Privacy laws operate in all Australian jurisdictions to ensure that individuals  control their personal information, subject to limited exceptions. Commonwealth, state and territory laws prescribe the circumstances under which information can be shared, who it…

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