Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to Parliament – 15 September 2021

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Thank you Mr Speaker

My Question is to the Attorney-General

Attorney, at the estimates committee meeting last Wednesday, in relation to the extraordinary notice issued by the Director of Prisons calling on staff not to sexually and physically abuse each other, I asked what have you done to remedy the workplace culture at the prison, and if you could guarantee a safe workplace for all staff.

Unfortunately your and the Director’s answers were short on detail. A guarantee of a safe workplace was not provided.

The Director would not have issued such a forceful and detailed statement without evidence of sexual abuse or bullying within the prison service.

Attorney, I ask you again, will you guarantee a safe workplace for staff at Risdon and, if cannot, will you now outline the specific steps you are taking to remedy the workplace culture at Risdon?

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