The Minister for Corrections announced in December 2020 the establishment of a new oversight committee to address reforms for staffing matters in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and Court Transport Unit (CTU). The objective of the committee is to look at ongoing issues around training and development, staffing levels, rosters and workforce culture and develop a blueprint for change. A summary of the Committee’s Terms of Reference (TOR) is available below.
Ms Christine Nixon was announced as the Chair of the Oversight Committee in February 2021, and the Committee met for the first time on 24 March 2021. Committee membership includes staff and Executives from ACT Corrective Services and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, and representatives from the Human Rights Commission, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Official Visitors and the Community and Public Sector Union.
About the Committee
Independent Chair – Ms Christine Nixon
Ms Nixon has had a distinguished career. She commenced with the New South Wales Police Force in 1972, where she rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. Ms Nixon became the first female Chief Commissioner of Police in Australia (Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police) in April 2001 and led a significant program of organisational reform. As former Chair of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, she oversaw the largest recovery and rebuilding operation ever undertaken in Victoria.
Other Committee members
The Blueprint for Change Oversight Committee also includes representatives from:
- Official Visitors
- Human Rights Commission
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Staff from AMC and the CTU
- Senior Executives from ACTCS and JACS
A range of engagement mechanisms are being used to ensure staff are engaged in the work of the Committee.
At any time, should you have particular questions regarding the work of the Blueprint for Change Oversight Committee, please email ACTCSBlueprint@act.gov.au.