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ACT Corrective Services Human Rights Standards

Comment from the community is invited in response to the ACT Corrective Services Human Rights Standards released on Friday, 6 April 2018 by Minister for Corrections Shane Rattenbury. 

The Standards set the basic expectations we as a community, and the ACT Government, should rightly have of adult correction facilities and services. It addresses the unique features of the ACT and the Alexander McConachie Centre, including that we are a relatively small community and recognise our corrections service must cater for a range of detainees including: female, male, intersex and gender diverse, sentenced and remand, special protections as well as multiple security classifications. 

ACT Corrective Services cares about the experience of people in prison, acknowledging detainees have rights and responsibilities as well as the fact that detention involves limitation of some rights, but limitations must be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society [or, consistent with the Human…

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Criminal law reform arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The ACT Government is seeking views on changes to ACT laws to give effect to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Reform concerning criminal law reform. 

The ACT Government is…

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Call for Expressions of Interest for appointment as Deputy Chair of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board

Expressions of interest are sought from qualified people for appointment as the Deputy Chair of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would be highly…

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