Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Juvenile detention centre in Alice Springs

9th Assembly


213. Juvenile detention centre in Alice Springs

Ms Carney to MINISTER for Justice and Attorney-General


I would be grateful if you would provide the answers to the following questions in relation to the Justice Department's Budget for 2004-05. In order to assist you, please note that this question relates to output group: 3.0 Correctional Services (3.3: Juvenile Detention).

1. The number of juveniles in custody in the Northern Territory is relatively low, however juveniles in Alice Springs need to be held in custody in Darwin –
      (a) Is it the case that Labor announced since coming to office that it would build a juvenile detention centre in Alice Springs;

      (b) If so, why have plans been changed; and

      (c) If it was never intended to build such a facility, will Government consider doing so, and if not, why not.

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