Supplementary Order Paper No 174

No 174

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Corrections (Mothers with Babies) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Phil Goff, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 5: new clause 81C

Subsection (1): to insert after ensure that (line 16 on page 6) , to the extent practicable within the resources available,.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Corrections (Mothers with Babies) Amendment Bill.

The proposed amendment relates to new clause 81C(1) (as inserted by clause 5 of the Bill). Clause 81C(1) requires the chief executive to ensure that every prison in which female prisoners are imprisoned provides appropriate facilities for the accommodation of children under the age of 24 months who are placed with their mothers in prison, and that those facilities support the development needs of those children. The proposed amendment qualifies the requirement that the chief executive ensure the provision of those facilities by making the requirement subject to the extent practicable within the resources available.