Corrective Services

BANKSIA HILL DETENTION CENTRE — ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

440. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the engagement of Aboriginal community organisations in prisons and at Banksia Hill Detention centre, and I ask:

(a) for each prison and for Banksia Hill Detention Centre, please advise:

(i)  which, if any, Aboriginal-controlled community organisations currently deliver programs at the facility;

CORRECTIVE SERVICES — ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS

438. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to recommendations made by the Coroner as a result of the inquest into the death of Jayden Stafford Bennell regarding the engagement of Aboriginal mental health workers to form part of the mental health team in prisons, and I ask:

(a) how many Aboriginal mental health workers are currently employed at correctional facilities; and

(b) if none, why not?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

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