1720. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:
I refer to the Inspector of Custodial Services’ report of the 2017 Inspection of Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility, and to concerns raised by the Inspector regarding the lack of privacy afforded to women in the Crisis Care Unit (CCU), and I ask:
(a) have steps now been taken to ensure the privacy of women in the CCU, particularly women using the toilet or shower;
(b) if yes to (a), please outline what action has been taken; and
(c) if no to (a), why not?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
(a) CCTV coverage in the CCU remains as it was at the time of the inspection.
(c) The CCU primarily houses women who require additional supervision, often because they pose a risk to themselves. The Department of Justice is continuing to explore the opportunity to use a privacy dot on CCTV cameras in the CCU. Changes to CCTV arrangements will be considered where the Department is satisfied that the safety and wellbeing of prisoners housed in the CCU will not be compromised.