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Australian Capital Territory

n
(Placename) a territory of SE Australia, within New South Wales: consists of two exclaves, one containing Canberra, the capital of Australia, and one at Jervis Bay (the latter sometimes regarded as a separate entity). Pop: 373 100 (2012 est). Former name: Federal Capital Territory

Austral′ian Cap′ital Ter′ritory


n.
a federal territory on the continent of Australia in the SE part: includes Canberra, capital of the Commonwealth of Australia. 304,100; 939 sq. mi. (2430 sq. km). Formerly, Federal Capital Territory.
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This, along with a strengthened memorandum of understanding between ACT Corrective Services and ACT Policing, has led to a number of investigations of assaults in the AMC leading to prosecution.
The government will employ additional senior staff at the AMC to manage security, accommodation and offender management functions, and create a new centralised intelligence unit within ACT Corrective Services.
ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) will host a Family Day at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) so staff can share with their relatives what a day as a correctional officer or community corrections officer is like.