In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)
The Hon. A. PICCOLO (Light—Minister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:
The pilot of the program was 10 weeks in duration and was completed at the end of September 2013. The evaluation report is imminent and will assist in informing the future of the program. The pilot program and the program referred to on the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) website are two different programs. The website is referring to the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, also referred to as the Abuse Prevention Intervention Program by the Courts Administration Authority (CAA).
Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:16): My question is to the Minister for Police. What mechanism will replace the functions of the Police Disciplinary Tribunal when it is abolished?
The Hon. J.R. RAU (Enfield—Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Justice Reform, Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Minister for Industrial Relations) (15:16): I am grateful for the question because it actually raises a very important issue, and that is about probably two or more years ago, if I remember correctly, the minister for police—who at that time was known to us simply as the member, our parliamentary secretary—undertook a very lengthy—
Mr GARDNER: I refer to Budget Paper 4, Volume 1, pages 142-3, relating to the workforce summary and the program net cost of services summary. Does the government have any plans or has the government done any scoping work on getting any services privatised in the coming year?
Mr GARDNER: Yes, can I have a question first? On Budget Paper 4, Volume 1, page 125, the objective is to ‘provide secure youth training facilities for young people who are detained.’ Minister, in Corrections estimates on Monday, minister Piccolo was asked about whether the government had any plans to utilise either of the youth justice facilities at Cavan to hold adult prisoners—especially at times of surge, is what I have in mind, but at any time. While he has said the government did not have any plans to do so, he refused to rule it out. Minister, can you please rule out any possibility that either of the youth justice facilities at Cavan will be utilised to hold adult prisoners?
Mr GARDNER: I think this is Budget Paper 4, Volume 3, page 44, DASSA. I want to tease out the figures in the activity indicators a little bit to gain a better understanding, and perhaps that is useful to have on the public record. For the record, perhaps we can start with the fact that there are two activity indicators: the number of inpatient separations, non-hospital; and the number of outpatient attendances. There are estimated results for the end of the 2013-14 financial year in both indicators. Now that we have past the end of the financial year, I am wondering whether we have the actuals for the 2013-14 financial year to the 30 June. I am very happy if it needs to be taken on notice.