When is an aspirational target just a lie?
The ABC reports that Shane Rattenbury is managing expectations downward on the Hume Hilton:
During an ACT Legislative Assembly committee hearing today Mr Rattenbury was asked by the Canberra Liberals if the jail is in fact human rights compliant.
“I don’t think it will ever be perfectly human rights compliant in that broad sense,” he said.
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“Expectations will change and I’m going to clarify this now because having just uttered those words I’m sure they’re going to be thrown back at me at some point.
“Circumstances that will change, expectations will change, there will be different views on exactly what human rights compliance is.”
In the meantime it remains too small for the population being housed.