Timeframe extended for independent inquiry into treatment of detainee

Released 28/10/2016

The independent inquiry into the treatment in custody of Mr Steven Freeman at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has been extended following a request from the Independent Reviewer, Mr Philip Moss AM.

Mr Moss has advised the report will be provided to the ACT Government by 7 November 2016.

Mr Moss is finalising the report and seeking feedback from stakeholders over the proposed content to ensure it is accurate and complete. The additional time will enable Mr Moss and the inquiry team to give full consideration to the views expressed as part of this process.

A timeline for the public release of the report will be established once a Minister for Corrections has been appointed by the incoming Government. The terms of reference for the Inquiry into the Treatment in Custody of Detainee Steven Freeman and publicly available submissions can be found on the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s website at the following address:  http://www.justice.act.gov.au/news/view/1709/title/inquiry-into-the-treatment-in

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