With costs rising, prisoners rioting, and corrections officers being hospitalised the Minister responsible, John Hargreaves has inquired of his department just what is going on and has now provided “details of further progress towards the commencement of operations” at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). To the uninitiated this is what looking-glass land calls the prison or gaol.
Mr Hargreaves thinks it might be sorted by “late February/early March” if nothing else goes wrong.
UPDATED: The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is asking some hard questions about the broken promises leading up to this point.
- “Everyday another question arises about the mismanagement of this project and the Government’s attempts to mislead the community. I will therefore be calling for a committee inquiry into all of the circumstances surrounding the ongoing delays and related cost blow-outs.
“I also find it remarkable that the Minister for Corrections, John Hargreaves, sat in the Chamber and allowed the Chief Minister to mislead the Assembly.
“It begs the question, did John Hargreaves simply not understand the status of the commissioning of the AMC or was he happy to allow the Chief Minister to mislead the Assembly?”
“I await the Chief Minister’s response.” Jeremy said.