Forum 25 March 2020: Alexander Maconochie Centre: A Broken Dream? Time for something different?

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Jon Stanhope
Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory from 2001 to 2011.

Julie Tongs OAM
CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services.

Speakers: Julie Tongs OAM and Jon Stanhope

When: 7.30pm 25 March 2020

Where: Chapel, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Remember how the Alexander Maconochie Centre was intended to be a humane, human rights compliant prison for the ACT? Most of us see the attractively landscaped entrance when we pass it on the Monaro Highway but we quite often hear disturbing things about it.

Sadly, there are far too many people in prison, far too many of them indigenous, far too many people returning to gaol, far too many detainees not engaging with education and training, far too much violence and women being re-traumatised in overcrowded conditions.

We might ask what new and better paths are open to us.

Come, hear, question and discuss with a couple of people who really know the situation: Julie Tongs OAM who is the CEO of nationally significant Winnunga Nimitijah Aboriginal Health and Community Services located in Narrabundah and Jon Stanhope, whose dream as Chief Minister has turned into a nightmare.

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