General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3

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Report: The Privatisation of Prisons and Prison-related Services

Debate resumed from 28 October 2009.

The Hon. HELEN WESTWOOD [3.29 p.m.]: I wish to add my comments to the report of the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 on the privatisation of prisons. I begin by thanking the chair, the Hon. Amanda Fazio. The honourable member always chairs these meetings and hearings in a very fair and balanced way and is very professional in the way that she carries out all of her responsibilities in that position. I acknowledge my fellow committee members. This certainly is a very significant area of public policy and it was excellent to see the interest that all members of the committee demonstrated in the inquiry, ensuring that everyone attended the meetings and took on board the evidence via submissions and witnesses who appeared at the hearings. In her address the Hon. Amanda Fazio referred to the number of reports—

      Pursuant to standing orders business interrupted and set down as an order of the day for a future day.
Pursuant to sessional orders debate on budget estimates proceeded with.