Supplementary Order Paper No 86

No 86

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Rick Barker, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 5:

To amend section 198 by adding the following new subsection (after line 16 on page 3):

  • (4) No contract for the running of a prison under this Act, will be for more than 3 years, with no automatic right or expectation of renewal.

Explanatory note

This new subsection will limit the length of any management contract to three years. This will ensure that any contract under this Act will not bind any future Government and that no contract can place an unwarranted and extended burden on the taxpayer.