“Official visitors work to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, across diverse environments,” Mr Corbell said.
“They perform an invaluable service to our community, as communicators and problem solvers, observers and reporters.
“They are the eyes and ears of Ministers and provide statutorily independent oversight on a range of services. ”
Dr Judy Putt has been appointed as an official visitor for the Corrections Management Act 2007.
Ms Tracey Whetnall has been appointed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander official visitor for the Children and Young People Act 2008 and also remains the official visitor for the ACT’s adult correctional facilities.
Ms Dianne Lucas is appointed as an official visitor for the Housing Assistance Act 2007.
Ms Sue Salthouse and Ms Narelle Hargreaves have been appointed as official visitors for the Disability Services Act 1991.
“These appointments have the strong support of Ministers Burch and Rattenbury, the Ministers responsible under the Official Visitor Act 2012 for the operational areas covered by the visitors,” Mr Corbell said.
“The appointments have also been endorsed by the Office for Women.